Advanced Flu Vaccinations Service 2016/17

The national influenza vaccination programme for winter 2016/17 has been confirmed and The Flu Plan – published by the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England –  sets out a coordinated and evidence-based approach to planning for, and responding to, the demands of influenza across England.

A change this year is the addition of the offer of the flu vaccination to children of school year 3.  Also, as in previous years, there is an expectation for all frontline health workers to be offered flu vaccination by their employer.

A supporting letter for healthcare professionals, issued in conjunction with the Flu Plan, has also been published.  Please click on the link below for details:

Annual_Flu_Letter_2016 to 2017

Annual_Flu_Plan_2016 to 2017

To view the full service specification, PGD and signed amendments to the Secretary of State Directions for 2016/17, please click on the link below:

Flu Vaccination Service 2016/17 Service Spec and PGD

Pharmoutcomes Briefing Sheets

Service Delivery – Advanced Service Flu 2016-17 Users Guide

Service Delivery – Advanced Service Flu Features Briefing Sheet


Please download these posters to display in and around your pharmacy to increase awareness that main carers and pregnant women are eligible for the free flu jab. Also a general poster promoting the service:

CPNY Flu Jab – General Poster

CPNY Flu Jab – Carers Poster

CPNY Flu Jab – Pregnant Poster