The national influenza immunisation programme 2018/19: Inactivated influenza vaccine information for health care practitioners

Public Health England, August 2018

This document about the inactivated influenza vaccine is intended for healthcare practitioners and includes detailed information on:

  • the background of the programme
  • vaccine handling, administration and constituents
  • vaccine eligibility and precautions
  • eligibility and resources to implement the programme

Click here to view the report.

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The flu vaccination winter 2018 to 2019: who should have it and why

Public Health England, August 2018

This leaflet explains to patients how they can help protect themselves and their children against flu this coming winter. It includes information for children, eligible adults and pregnant women, and explains why it’s very important that people at increased risk from flu or who care for someone vulnerable to have their free vaccination every year.

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Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers in the UK: appraisal of systematic reviews and policy options

BMJ Open, 13 September 2016

The UK Department of Health recommends annual influenza vaccination for healthcare workers, but uptake remains low. For staff, there is uncertainty about the rationale for vaccination and evidence underpinning the recommendation.

This systematic appraisal of systematic reviews aims to clarify the rationale, and evidence base, for influenza vaccination of healthcare workers from the occupational health, employer and patient safety perspectives.

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NHS England to recommission flu vaccinations in community pharmacies for 2016/17

NHS England, May 2016

NHS England has announced it will recommission the Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination programme in 2016/17, after nearly a quarter of a million more people benefited from vaccinations in a community pharmacy setting during the previous year.

Click here to read more.