Beat flu toolkit
The national flu vaccination programme has now been launched and will run between September 2020 and March 2021. More people each year are offered the free flu vaccine and it is important they know about this and are encouraged to take up their free vaccination. The main groups who will be offered the vaccine this year (2020/21) include
- Children aged 2-3
- Primary School Children
- People with a long term health condition (age 6 months to 64 years)
- People with learning disabilities
- Pregnant women
- People aged 65+
- Unpaid carers
- People living in care homes or other long-stay care facilities
Attached is a communications resource tool kit you may find helpful . Communities can also find out more from their GP Practice, Health Visitor, or Pharmacist who will always be happy to help.
Over the last few months Covid -19 has magnified a number of health inequalities for example within BAME communities, older people and people with learning disabilities and it is important that we can identify and address any barriers in accessing relevant and timely information about health and the support available. If you have any ideas about how we can increase awareness and share information about the flu vaccination please let us know – we would like to talk to you and discuss your ideas!