Inactivated influenza vaccine: information for healthcare practitioners

Guidance for healthcare practitioners about the inactivated influenza vaccine.


Inactivated influenza vaccine information for healthcare practitioners

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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

View and download the accompanying slide set.

Published 19 October 2016
Last updated 27 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added new revised version of document.
  2. Added national influenza programme guidance for the inactivated influenza vaccine.
  3. Added link to slideset for the 2017 to 2018 national flu immunisation programme; for viewing and downloading.
  4. Revised guidance for the 2017 to 2018 flu season.
  5. Updated to include questions on air bubbles in pre-filled syringes and giving flu vaccine to patients taking oral anticoagulants.
  6. First published.