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Seasonal Flu

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme 2018-19 


The CMO letter in respect of the 2018/19 Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme has now been published by Scottish Government.

CMO(2018)06 Letter : Scottish Childhood Flu Vaccination Programme 2018-19

CMO(2018)07 Letter : Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Programme 2018-19

Please note there are important changes to the seasonal flu vaccination programme in adults aged 65 years and over and those under 65 years with 'at risk' health conditions.  To help support the seasonal flu programme a number of educational resources have been developed.

NOTE:  These educational resources continue to be updated as required to support this programme but do not replace the clinical judgement of practitioners.

 

Training slides sets for trainers or practitioners

Please see below slides relating to the programme.

Seasonal Flu Programme 2018-19 key messages:

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme (Office 365 PowerPoint) – select read only option to view document)

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme (PDF slides with notes pages)

Epidemiology 2018-19:

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme - Epidemiology (Office 365 PowerPoint) – select read only option to view document)

Seasonal Flu Vaccincation Programme - Epidemiology (PDF slides with notes pages)

Vaccine Effectiveness and Uptake 2018-19:

Seasoonal Flu Vaccination Programme - Vaccine Effectiveness and Uptake (Office 365 PowerPoint) – select read only option to view document) 

Seasoonal Flu Vaccination Programme - Vaccine Effectiveness and Uptake (PDF slides with notes pages) 

Type of flu vaccine 2018-19:

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme - Type of flu vaccine (Office 365 PowerPoint) – select read only option to view document) 

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme - Type of flu vaccine (PDF slides with notes pages)

Information for Registered Practitioners

Flu Vaccination Programme in Scotland 2018-18 - Information for Registered Practitioners (pdf)

Algorithm 2018-19

An algorithm showing the seasonal flu vaccination programme can be found below:

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme 2018-19 algorithms (pdf)

Poster

The vaccines for the 2018-19 flu immunisation programme are set out in the poster at the link below:

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme: Vaccines Poster (pdf)

**NEW** Vaccine Eligibility Calculator

To assist registered practitioners in selecting the appropriate vaccine, a vaccine eligibility calculator has been developed. See the vaccine eligibility calculator webpage.

Childhood Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme - Registered Practitioners

Resources can be found on the following pages:

Childhood Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme Resources for Registered Practitioners

Algorithm 2018-19:

An algorithm showing the administration of childhood flu immunisation (birth to Pre-school)

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme 2018-19 algorithm (pdf)

Seasonal Flu Vaccination for Healthcare Workers

Resources can be found on the following page

Seasonal Flu Vaccination for Healthcare Workers

Seasonal Flu vaccination  - Pregnancy

Resources for midwives are available at the following link:

Flu Vaccination in Pregnancy

NOTE:  These educational resources continue to be updated as required to support this programme but do not replace the clinical judgement of practitioners.