Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 23 April 2019
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23 April 2019
Updated the asthma and egg allergy sections and added information on newly licensed influenza vaccines.
15 August 2018
Updated section on administration of flu vaccine and general editing.
1 December 2017
Updated information on influenza vaccination in the elderly relating to the adjuvanted influenza vaccine.
18 October 2017
Updated information on influenza vaccination relating to the benefit of quadrivalent vaccines.
28 August 2015
Clarification regarding asthma and egg allergy; updated background on the decision to extend vaccination to children, the choice of the LAIV vaccine and the benefit of quadrivalent vaccines.
26 August 2015
Extension of the influenza programme to children section has been deleted.
21 May 2015
The flu chapter of the Green Book has been updated to reflect the latest guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation in readiness for the 2015 to 2016 influenza season.
10 December 2014
The flow chart at figure 19.2 (page 203) has been updated.
5 November 2014
Fluarix trivalent inactivated flu vaccine added to table 19.6 (version 8.0).
Please note that the previous version of this chapter was incorrectly labelled v6_0, it should have been v7_0.
22 October 2014
In Table 19.6, InfluvacDesu® vaccine has been renamed Influvac®.
26 August 2014
The information regarding the administration of flu vaccine to those with egg allergy has been clarified.
19 August 2014
Information about the use of flu vaccines in those with egg-allergy has been clarified.
1 August 2014
Four-year-olds erroneously omitted from the flow chart in the children not in a clinical at-risk group have now been added.
29 July 2014
Chapter fully updated to reflect the influenza vaccination programme for winter 2014 to 2015.
11 September 2013
Chapter largely rewritten to bring it into line with the current policies and procedures for the administration of the flu vaccine for winter 2013 to 2014.
19 April 2013
Updated Body text to include a link to National Archives (chapter update patches) and NHS Choices.
20 March 2013