Increasing influenza immunisation uptake among children

Public Health England

In 2016–2017 all children that are aged 2–4 years old on 31 August 2016 should be offered the influenza vaccine as part of the Public Health England programme to extend flu vaccination to children. GPs should continue to offer the influenza vaccine to children in at-risk groups aged between 6 months and less than 18 years of age. Children of appropriate age for school Years 1, 2, and 3 should also be offered vaccination, primarily via school immunisation teams.

This Guidelines summary provides recommendations on staff responsibilities, identifying eligible children, and setting up clinics and appointments.

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