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Seasonal Flu

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme 2020-21

The CMO letters in respect of the 2020/21 Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme has been published by Scottish Government.

Given the impact of Covid-19 on the most vulnerable in society, it is imperative that we do all that we can to reduce the risk of our vulnerable population from contracting seasonal flu. It is therefore essential that we actively encourage and support the population to receive the seasonal flu immunisation this winter. Delivery of the seasonal flu programme will protect those at risk, prevent ill health and minimise further impact on the health and social care sector

Please note There are changes in influenza vaccines that JCVI has advised for use in the different patient groups in 2020/21. There has also been an extension of the seasonal flu vaccination programme in Scotland to additional population groups.

COVID-19 Pandemic: For infection prevention and control measures please refer to current Public Health Scotland guidance  

To help support the seasonal flu programme a number of educational resources have been developed.

NOTE:  These educational resources continue to be updated as required to support this programme but do not replace the clinical judgement of practitioners.