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Health professionals

Health ProfessionalsThere is an abundance of material available to help you explain the children’s nasal flu spray programme and answer queries about the children’s flu vaccination programme.

Public Health England (PHE) and AstraZeneca (the sole provider of the Fluenz Tetra® nasal spray) have downloadable and orderable posters, leaflets and films for your use. In this section you will also find helpful resources from other areas of the country.

We have pulled together some handy hints for those delivering the flu vaccine in schools based on our experiences in 2015/16. Similar best practice tips that we gathered from the GP practices which achieved the highest take-up rates in our region have been incorporated in this national guidance issued in June 2016.

Films

Resources

Snakes and ladders flu game

Play our Snakes and Ladders flu game – download it here

Public Health England (PHE) Vaccine Updates

  • No. 256, December 2016. Read it here.
  • No. 255, November 2016. Read it here.
  • No. 254, October 2016. Read it here.
  • No. 253, October 2016. Read it here.
  • No. 252, September 2016. Read it here.
  • No. 251, August 2016 – influenza vaccine supply for the children’s part of the flu programme. Read it here.
  • No. 250, August 2016 – special edition. Read it here.
  • No. 249, July 2016 – see page 5 for latest on the flu programme. Read it here.
  • No. 248, June 2016 – includes vaccine ordering information for the children’s flu programme. Read it here.
  • No. 245, May 2016. Read it here.

Other PHE resources

PHE leaflets and posters order line

Other useful national resources

Oxford AHSN resources

Other useful regional resources

  • Local contact details for school vaccine providers here.
  • Vaccine Knowledge project – independent, authoritative scientific information (University of Oxford/Oxford Vaccine Group)

Data and reports

  1. PHE report on surveillance of influenza and other respiratory viruses in the United Kingdom: Winter 2015 to 2016.
  2. PHE Summary of flu vaccine effectiveness estimates for adults and children in primary care in the UK, during the 2015 to 2016 flu season.
  3. PHE say that provisional figures show that the nasal spray flu vaccine has been effective in the UK in 2015/16.
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