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Annual flu programme

Seasonal influenza (flu) is an unpredictable but recurring pressure that the NHS faces every winter. Vaccination offers the best protection.

The flu programme is a coordinated 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

Flu immunisation elearning programme

An interactive flu immunisation elearning programme, written by PHE, and produced by Health Education England’s eLearning for Healthcare, is available for anyone involved in delivering the flu immunisation programme.

Video for health professionals

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

2015 to 2016 flu season

  1. Live attenuated influenza virus (LAIV) vaccine for children

    • Guidance
  2. Live attenuated influenza vaccine FluMist Quadrivalent: guide for healthcare workers

    • Guidance
  3. Live attenuated influenza vaccine: responding to cold chain failures

    • Guidance
  4. Childhood flu programme training slide set for healthcare professionals

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

    • Guidance
  6. Childhood flu programme: information for healthcare practitioners

    • Guidance
  7. Which flu vaccine should children have?

    • Guidance
  8. Flu vaccination: invitation letter template for at risk patients and their carers

    • Guidance
  9. Flu vaccination: invitation letter template for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years

    • Guidance
  10. Flu vaccination: easy read invitation letter template

    • Guidance
  11. Flu: leaflet for people with learning disability

    • Guidance
  12. Flu vaccination: leaflet for pregnant women

    • Guidance
  13. Flu vaccination: who should have it this winter and why

    • Guidance
  14. Flu immunisation: toolkit for programme extension to children

    • Guidance
  15. Flu plan: winter 2015 to 2016

    • Guidance
  16. Flu immunisation for primary school children: advice for headteachers

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

    • Guidance
  18. Flu immunisation for primary school children: advice for healthcare teams working with schools

    • Guidance
  19. Influenza vaccines: 2015 to 2016 flu season

    • Guidance