Services Database Frontline Healthcare Workers Vaccination Service 2017-18

Service ID



This service is separate to the national flu vaccination programme and therefore excludes the following Somerset residents who are eligible to receive the free vaccination. This service is for employees of Somerset County Council who have been identified by their employer as eligible to receive such service and have been given a voucher by their manager.

Location of service

Somerset LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Seasonal influenza vaccination

Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/10/2017
End date: 28/02/2018




  • Have successfully completed training that meets the requirements of the Health Protection Agency Core Curriculum (2005) to include vaccine preventable diseases, cold chain requirements, intramuscular immunisation technique, use of Patient Group Directions and specifically flu vaccine administration. A face to face or e-learning package must have been completed within the last 24 months.
  • Be trained in the management of emergency life support and anaphylaxis training within all relevant equipment and medicines necessary to provide this treatment.