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Flu vaccination


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National guidance of flu vaccination

Flu vaccination guidance for social care workers.

Frontline health and social care worker status

All social care workers who are in direct contact with people who receive care and support are eligible to get the vaccine, including:

  • those working in a registered residential care or nursing home and who are directly involved in the care and support of people
  • those working for a registered homecare provider and who are directly involved in the care and support of people
  • those working for a voluntary managed hospice provider
  • those employed through personal budgets and or personal health budgets, such as personal assistants

You will need to take identification to the vaccine appointment to prove you are a frontline worker. This could be either a photographic work ID card, a wage slip or a letter from your employer dated within the last 3 months. Alternatively, if you do not have these forms of ID available you can complete this form to receive a letter of proof of status from DCC.

Winter flu jab promotional materials

Public Health England has a variety of promotional materials available for providers to download.

Natasha Edwards, Registered Manager at Evergreen Care Home, explains why she and her colleagues are fully behind the booster and winter flu jab. You can read her blog for more details.

Care homes can download this poster, aimed at reminding visitors not to visit if they have flu symptoms.

All providers can download this poster for staff which contains a QR code to scan to complete a form to access the flu vaccination frontline worker eligibility letter to take with them to their appointment.

A QR code which can be scanned, and takes you to the frontline worker status eligibility form

Flu and flu vaccination 2021/22: A toolkit for care homes

Flu and flu vaccination 2021/22: A toolkit from the NHS for care homes

Biggest flu programme in history to roll out for winter 2021-2022

Free seasonal flu vaccine to be made available for over 35 million people in 2021.

  • those under 50 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • those aged 50 years and over
  • unpaid carers
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • frontline health and adult social care staff

Personal assistants (PAs): eligible for free flu vaccination

All PAs are eligible for a free flu vaccination from their GP practice or a local community pharmacy.

Confused about COVID-19 booster jabs and flu vaccines?

Here’s what you need to know.

Flu e-learning

On-line course to ensure staff understand this year’s flu vaccination programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the Flu vaccination on the FAQ’s.

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