Seasonal flu in prisons and detention centres in England: guidance for prison staff and healthcare professionals

How to respond to individual cases or outbreaks of seasonal flu, including vaccination, recommendations, and managing outbreaks.


Seasonal flu guidance for 2017 to 2018 for healthcare staff and custodial staff in prisons and other prescribed places of detention for adults in England - preventing and responding to seasonal flu cases or outbreaks

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This guidance is for:

  • prison governors and directors
  • prison healthcare staff
  • NHS England area teams
  • PHE centre health protection teams
  • immigration removal centre healthcare teams
  • secure training centres
Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 28 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated with guidance for 2017 to 2018 flu season.
  2. Uploaded 2016 to 2017 version
  3. Updated with guidance for 2015 to 2016 flu season.
  4. Updated in line with current guidance.
  5. First published.