- Prescribing Advice for GPs - https://www.prescriber.org.uk -

Influenza immunisation programme 2013/14

The Chief Operating Officer at the Department of Health (DH) has written to colleagues within the NHS to provide details of the recommended influenza immunisation programme for 2013/14.

The letter notes that the last flu season was quiet in England however other countries experienced more severe flu. As flu can be dangerous and is unpredictable it is hoped that vaccination rates will continue to improve. The letter also advises that an updated Seasonal flu plan for 2013/14 will be available soon.

The letter also contains several Annexes that cover the following areas:

Vaccine uptake aspirations are also set as:

Action: Clinicians should be aware of the target vaccination groups and the uptake aspirations.