This is the second year that the Oxford AHSN Children’s Clinical Network has offered 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 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 subsequent years. In 2015/16 this included:
- provision of educational and publicity resources to all those involved in the programme via our children’s flu webpages
- sharing ‘best practice tips’ from high achieving practices across the region – now to be included in Public Health England national best practice guide for 2016/17
- promoting the vaccine at community and educational events in late summer/early autumn
- offering evidence that visits to community settings to promote the vaccine and gather evidence of local concerns enables local teams to take action accordingly
- contributing to training programmes for all those involved in immunisation
- visiting primary school vaccination sessions to collect and share tips for delivering the vaccine
- collaborative working with AstraZeneca on sharing our local best practice nationally.
Our 2015/16 report can be read here.
You can read some of the feedback we received for our work during 2015/16 here.
You can read more detailed user evaluation of the children’s flu web pages here.
These pages will be updated with the 2016/17 advice and promotional materials as they become available.
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If you have any comments about our flu pages please email us. We cannot answer every individual query we receive, but we will use your suggestions and questions to improve the website.
Please consult your GP or other healthcare provider if you need specific advice on the flu vaccine for your child.