Policy paper

Seasonal Flu Plan: winter 2012-13

This publication was withdrawn on 22 August 2014

See current guidance on seasonal flu immunisation in the annual flu programme collection.

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This is the government's plan for dealing with the demands of flu in winter 2012-13.



The purpose of this Seasonal Flu Plan is to set out a coordinated and evidence-based approach to planning for and responding to the demands of flu across England. It takes account of the experiences and lessons learnt during previous flu seasons. It is intended to assist in the development of robust and flexible operational plans by local organisations and emergency planners within the NHS and across other sectors in England. It will provide the public and healthcare professionals with an overview of the coordination of the preparation for flu and signposts where further guidance and information can be found.