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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Vaccination

Last Updated 10:00am, 26 November 2020


Introduction

If you have any specific issues or questions that you would like to raise with us please do so as follows:

National vaccinations programme briefing

Plans to roll out a national COVID-19 vaccinations are well underway, including updated advice on priority groups.

COVID-19 mass vaccination news

NHS Devon have been looking at ways in which mass vaccination could be delivered locally and now NHS England and NHS Improvement have published details about the vaccination service that will be nationally commissioned for general practice as an enhanced service.

National guidance of flu vaccination

Flu vaccination guidance for social care workers updated 28 October 2020 and a leaflet summarising the guidance.

Flu e-learning

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

Flu jab materials

A wide range of resources are available from the national Campaign Resource Centre including:

  • Posters – for pregnant women, children 2-3 years old and people with long term health conditions, translated posters for carers
  • Social media assets
  • Digital screens and web banners
  • A range of translated assets – including posters and leaflets
  • Easy read posters and leaflets
  • Videos for those with a learning disability, or carer of someone with a learning disability, on the importance of the flu vaccine
  • Braille leaflets
  • British Sign Language videos
  • A flu message to add to your email signature

Plus a leaflet explaining why, if a person is eligible, they may be asked to wait for their vaccine.

Learning disability flu vaccination film

Misfits Theatre Company have produced this upbeat film tackling misinformation surrounding the flu vaccination head on and urging people with learning disabilities and their carers to get their free flu vaccine as soon as possible.

Flu vaccination programme for front line social care staff

All frontline health and social care staff are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination this year. There are is no national shortage of the flu vaccine, there are enough doses for 30 million people to be vaccinated in England.

This season, early demand for flu vaccine has also been higher than usual due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. This means that some GP practices and pharmacies will have to ask people to wait until they receive further deliveries.

At present people who are more at risk from flu are being prioritised, including people with long-term health conditions.

You will be able to access your free vaccination via your GP or Pharmacy, and bookings will open again shortly when additional stock becomes available.

Please fill out this simple form to access a letter confirming your eligibility for the vaccine.

To find out more please see Why am I being asked to wait for my flu vaccine?


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