50-64 year olds being encouraged to get a flu vaccination

50-64 year olds being encouraged to get a flu vaccination

January 7, 2021

With contractors reporting that demand for flu vaccination had fallen away in many areas, in December 2020, PSNC asked the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) to look again at what was being done to promote vaccinations to the 50-64-year-old cohort.

They have confirmed that, this week, NHSE&I is writing to 6.1 million 50-64-year olds who have not yet received a flu vaccination, asking them to arrange one and highlighting that pharmacies, as well as GPs, provide this free service.

The correspondence provides practical information on why flu vaccinations are still important, the safety measures being taken by providers and how to make contact with pharmacies.

In addition, a similar exercise is being carried out for care workers.

The letters have already started to be delivered and contractors are therefore advised to anticipate the potential for increased requests for NHS flu vaccinations over the next couple of weeks.

Contractors are reminded that they can access a full range of flu vaccination promotional resources via the Campaign Resource Centre.

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