FOR UK HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ONLY

This section is intended for healthcare professionals and associated healthcare employees who are involved in patient care or service provision for influenza immunisation in the UK only – this includes (but is not limited to) GPs, nurses, practice managers, pharmacists, and pharmacy counter assistants.

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When can I get vaccinated?

GPs usually run flu clinics for at-risk patients in October and November, but can offer flu vaccinations through to February/March if supplies permit.

Vaccination is the most effective way to avoid developing the flu1, and if you have a chronic condition, you are eligible for a free flu vaccination on the NHS. Get vaccinated as soon as possible, ideally before the end of November, to ensure you’re protected right through the winter2.

 

References

  1. World Health Organization. Influenza (Seasonal) Fact Sheet, January 2018. Available online: http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/influenza-(seasonal) (accessed July 2018)
  2. Public Health England. National flu immunisation programme plan for 2018 to 2019. March 2018. Available online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-flu-immunisation-programme-plan (accessed July 2018)

Adverse Event Reporting

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