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This year's flu plan and covering letter now available

The public flu vaccination programme starts from September 2014.

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The 2014 to 2015 Flu plan and accompanying letter to health and social care professionals has been published and can be found on the Public Health England website with links from the Department of Health and NHS England websites.

As part of the national flu programme, the flu vaccine will be offered routinely to all children aged 2 to 4 years of age. It will also be offered to children in areas where the programme is being piloted.

The groups eligible for flu vaccination in 2014 to 2015 are:

  • those aged 65 years and over

  • those aged 6 months to under 65 in clinical risk groups

  • people in long stay residential homes

  • pregnant women

  • all 2, 3 and 4 year olds

  • primary school-aged children, in 7 geographical pilots that started in 2013 to 2014

  • children in years 7 and 8 (11 to 12 years old) in around 12 new pilots

  • carers

For more information contact influenza@phe.gov.uk

Published 29 April 2014