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2015/16 children’s flu campaign

2015/16 children's flu reportOur work to support the flu vaccination programme for children in 2015/16 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
  • running a poster competition in primary schools across the Oxford AHSN region
  • 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 detailed review of our role in the 2015/16 children’s flu vaccination programme can be read here.

A user evaluation of the Oxford AHSN children’s flu campaign web pages can be read here.

Some feedback on our work in 2015/16

“It was a pleasure to hear you speaking – you made a potentially complex topic very digestible! Thanks for coming.” Dr Marion Lansley Associate Specialist (Community Paeds), Berkshire School Health Nurse immunisation update, September 2015

“Thank you so much for coming to Bracknell Forest to speak to our early years managers. It was a great presentation pitched just right.” Annie Yau-Karim Public Health Programme Officer, Bracknell Forest presentation to early year’s managers and promotional materials

“The Children’s flu information and immunisation web page provided by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network has proved to be a valuable resource in helping public health teams to promote the children’s flu vaccine. The design of the website with separate areas for children and their parents as well as education and health professionals made it easy to find and share relevant information and health promotion materials with our stakeholders as well as helping to promote good practice locally. We will definitely be looking at the site to help us plan for next year.” Jo Jeffries, Consultant in Public Health – Health Protection, Public Health Services for Berkshire.

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