This is the second year that the Oxford AHSN Children’s Clinical Network has offered support to the children’s flu vaccination programme in the Oxford AHSN region. We started the project in September 2014 and identified some of the factors for low uptake of the vaccine. This enabled us to offer support to stakeholders for the extended flu programme in 2014/15 and 2015/16.
Our plans for the 2016/17 season are to continue to offer support for the children’s flu vaccination programme to provider organisations, children and families in eligible groups, commissioners and local authorities in the Oxford AHSN region. We plan to do this by:
- Updating these pages with the new season’s material and amending them according to feedback from last year
- Offering educational and promotional activities, particularly in the areas of lowest uptake in the previous year
- Providing schools and promoters of the vaccine with access to a set of nasal flu spray education cards for use with a snakes and ladders game
- Sharing best practice for the GP-based and school-based programmes – the national best practice guidance for the GP-based programme is due out shortly and includes tips from our region’s high achieving general practices.
These pages will be updated with the 2016/17 advice and promotional materials as they become available. You can also get updates by following us on Twitter.
Please consult your GP or other healthcare provider if you need specific advice on the flu vaccine for your child.