SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2020/21

HSS(MD)59/2020 – SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2020/21
 
Information about the annual seasonal influenza vaccination programme for 2020/21. This includes influenza vaccination for the general public (adults and children) and for frontline Health and Social Care Workers (HSCWs) (Trust and non-Trust employed).

 Public Flu Vaccination Programme 

Chief Executives must ensure this information is drawn to the attention of all staff involved in the seasonal flu vaccination programme, including: 

 school health teams, health visitors, community children nurses, and paediatricians 

 physicians managing patients with chronic medical conditions, oncologists, geriatricians, district nurses, treatment room nurses 

 midwives, obstetricians 

 Occupational Health Departments, Trust Peer Vaccinators 

The HSCB must ensure this information is cascaded to all General Practitioners and practice managers for onward distribution to all staff involved in the seasonal flu vaccination programme. 

The RQIA must ensure this information is cascaded to all Independent Sector Care Homes for onward distribution to all staff involved in the seasonal flu programme. 

Frontline Health and Social Care Worker Flu Vaccination Programme – including Independent Sector 

Chief Executives should ensure all frontline staff are actively encouraged to receive the flu vaccine to help protect their families, themselves, their patients and the wider population. 

The RQIA should actively encourage all Independent Sector Care Home staff to receive the flu vaccine either via OHS clinics or local vaccination arrangements. 

Flu Vaccines available in 2020/21 (pages 8 to 14)

Public Vaccination Programmes 2020/21 (pages 15 to 22)

Clinical risk groups 2020/21 (pages 23 to 25)

HSCWs Vaccination Programme 2020/21 (pages 26 to 31)

Details of how to order vaccine (pages 32 to 34)