Update – flu Autumn 2023 vaccination brought forward
This autumn’s flu and COVID-19 vaccine programmes will start earlier than planned as a precautionary measure following the identification of a new COVID-19 variant.
Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff working in care homes and other front-line social care staff has now begun.
A free NHS flu vaccine is available for any frontline social care staff. Please encourage your staff to take up this opportunity.
Identification needed for vaccinations not in care settings
Your staff will need to take to their flu and COVID-19 booster vaccination appointments:
• a COVID-19 booster vaccination and seasonal flu vaccination letter of entitlement (available on request from the HCPA by emailing email@example.com) or
• photo ID to prove where they work or
• a payslip
Please see below to read your appropriate letter for further details.
Click here for the winter vaccinations letter to all care providers from Chris Badger
Click here for the HCC letter to care home providers
Click here for the HCC letter to supported living providers
Click here for the HCC letter to domicillary providers
Click here for the DHSC official letter
We appreciate that you may have questions about who is be included in this vaccination round.
If you want help to understand this, please contact your Provider Support Hub: 01707 708 108 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful Flu Resources for you to utilise
|National Flu campaign resources
|HCC easy read flu information for Learning Disabilities
|NHS Flu vaccine easy read for people with learning disabilities
|NHS Flu vaccine guidance
|Jim McManus – why it’s important to have the flu vaccination video
REMEMBER – following regular hand hygiene measures can help stop the spread of virus. Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.
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