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Annual flu programme

Seasonal influenza, or flu, is an unpredictable but recurring pressure that the NHS faces during the winter. Vaccination is the best protection against flu.

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  1. Documents

The flu programme is a co-ordinated and evidence-based approach to planning for the demands of flu across England.

Each year the NHS prepares for the unpredictability of flu. For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting disease with recovery generally within a week.

However, the following people are at particular risk of severe illness if they catch flu:

  • older people
  • the very young
  • pregnant women
  • those with underlying disease, particularly chronic respiratory or cardiac disease
  • those who are immunosuppressed

Video for health professionals

NHS Education for Scotland has made a video for health professionals on how to administer the vaccine.

Documents

  1. Influenza vaccines: 2015 to 2016 flu season

    • 30 June 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Flu immunisation for primary school children: advice for healthcare teams working with schools

    • 11 June 2015
    • Guidance
  3. Childhood flu programme 2015 to 2016 extension: advice for parents and schools

    • 28 May 2015
    • Guidance
  4. Flu immunisation for primary school children: advice for headteachers

    • 27 March 2015
    • Guidance
  5. Flu plan: winter 2015 to 2016

    • 27 March 2015
    • Guidance
  6. Children’s flu vaccination programme: nasal flu vaccine and porcine gelatine

    • 12 December 2014
    • Guidance
  7. Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: advice for healthcare professionals

    • 10 December 2014
    • Guidance
  8. Flu: pregnancy poster

    • 6 October 2014
    • Promotional material
  9. Childhood flu immunisation programme from September 2014 to 2015: information for parents and schools

    • 30 October 2014
    • Guidance
  10. Does your son or daughter have a long-term condition? Getting them vaccinated can protect your child from flu booklet

    • 14 October 2014
    • Promotional material
  11. Flu: serious if you have a long-term health condition

    • 7 October 2014
    • Promotional material
  12. Vaccination of health and social care workers against flu: 2014 and 2015

    • 24 September 2014
    • Correspondence
  13. Flu vaccination: invitation template letter

    • 30 October 2014
    • Correspondence
  14. Accessing the flu vaccine strategic reserve in England

    • 18 August 2014
    • Guidance
  15. Flu vaccination pilot: 2014 to 2015

    • 14 August 2014
    • Correspondence
  16. Childhood flu programme: information for healthcare practitioners

    • 5 August 2014
    • Guidance
  17. National flu programme training slide set for healthcare professionals

    • 26 August 2014
    • Guidance
  18. Childhood flu programme training slide set for healthcare professionals

    • 31 July 2014
    • Guidance
  19. The flu vaccination: winter 2014 to 2015

    • 28 October 2014
    • Promotional material
  20. Childhood flu immunisation programme 2014 to 2015: update and provisional roll-out schedule

    • 15 July 2014
    • Correspondence
  21. Childhood flu immunisation programme 2013 to 2014: pilot feedback

    • 15 July 2014
    • Guidance
  22. Flu vaccinations: which flu vaccine should you or your child have

    • 10 June 2014
    • Promotional material
  23. Flu immunisation programme 2014 to 2015

    • 28 April 2014
    • Correspondence
  24. Influenza vaccine and porcine gelatine: guidance for health professionals

    • 15 October 2014
    • Guidance