The Screening and Immunisation team at Public Health England/NHSE have received verbal notification from the National Flu team advising that funding will be offered via GP and pharmacy as it was last year. In addition, this year frontline health and care staff in the voluntary managed hospice sector will also be included.
We will circulate the formal letters as soon as these are received, but in the meantime we hope this helps with local planning. Further winter and flu planning guidance will follow as will the results of the SW survey on flu vaccination of staff in care homes across the South West (thanks to all providers who completed the survey).
If you have any questions please contact: Tina Henry – Consultant in Public Health.