Flu occurs every winter in the UK.  For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting disease with recovery taking up to a week. However, for older people, the very young, pregnant women and those with a pre-existing health condition (in particular diabetes, heart disease, chronic respiratory conditions like asthma or those with a weakened immune system) are at risk from the more serious effects of flu.

Having a flu vaccination protects you and those around you. Therefore, it is important that we increase uptake of the vaccination to protect the staff and the vulnerable groups we work with.

Please can you cascade posters and narrative throughout your networks, to request to print and display, to raise awareness of the flu vaccination programme.

Click to download: Flu vaccination awareness

Click to download: Guidance on outbreaks of influenza (flu) in care homes

Click to download: PHE_Flu_5_reasons_poster_2018

Click to download: PHE_Flu_easy_read_adult_flu_leaflet

Click to download: Flu vaccination information for Providers – Copy

Click to download: Flu_outbreaks_in_carehomes_posterA3

Click to download: OVER 65