In order to protect patients and minimise staff absence over autumn and winter, it is essential that all staff working in primary care are offered a flu vaccination.
Practices are able to vaccinate their own staff using the written instructions produced by the Specialist Pharmacy Service. Once signed and adopted it allows named registered nurses to administer the seasonal influenza vaccination to the organisation’s staff, including as a peer to peer vaccinator.
Practice staff (including locum doctors) can also be vaccinated by their own registered GP or by visiting a community pharmacy in London (must show NHS ID at appointment).
It is also essential that all primary care staff flu vaccinations are recorded manually on ImmForm. This must be done monthly using the Flu Monthly HCWs (GP/ISHCP) 2020/21 menu option.