Childhood flu programme: information for healthcare practitioners

Provides information on the flu vaccination programme for children, the vaccine and how to administer it.


The national childhood flu immunisation programme 2019 to 2020: information for healthcare practitioners

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This document on the flu vaccination and vaccination programme includes information on:

  • what flu is
  • the flu vaccine
  • dosage
  • administering the vaccine
  • advice on vaccinating children with an egg allergy
  • further resources

View and download the accompanying childhood flu programme 2019 training slideset.

Published 8 October 2013
Last updated 11 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance document and slideset link for the 2019 to 2020 child flu vaccination programme.
  2. Added revised guidance for the 2018 to 2019 flu season.
  3. Added link to slideset for the 2017 to 2018 national childhood flu immunisation programme; for viewing and downloading.
  4. Revised guidance for the 2017 to 2018 flu season.
  5. Updated to included more information on vaccine effectiveness and viral shedding.
  6. Updated to include recommendations for the 2016 to 2017 flu season
  7. Updated to include additional questions and links to related documents
  8. Information for healthcare practitioners on the national childhood flu immunisation programme 2015 to 2016
  9. 'The national childhood flu immunisation programme 2014 to 2015 guidance' has been uploaded.
  10. Information about the flu vaccine has been updated.
  11. Added latest version of document
  12. First published.