Research and analysis

Flu vaccination in prisons in London: programme audit

This audit examines planning and delivery of the 2014 to 2015 flu vaccination programme in London prisons, to help identify areas of improvement.


Audit of influenza (flu) vaccination programme in prisons in London, 2014 to 2015

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Flu in prisons poses the risk of significant and potentially more serious outbreaks than in the community. Prisons have a large population with high turnover, of people who live in close and often overcrowded quarters.

This audit of the 2014 to 2015 seasonal flu vaccination programme across London prisons was conducted by Public Health England London in collaboration with NHS England (London). The objectives were to:

  • identify gaps in the organisation and delivery of the programme
  • identify any inconsistencies in reporting of flu vaccination data
  • recommend measures to improve future flu vaccination programmes
Published 10 December 2015