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Flu vaccination: increasing uptake [NG103]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.3.1

Use every opportunity throughout the flu vaccination season to identify people in eligible groups and offer them the flu vaccination. This could include when: - People register in general practice. - Women have a newly confirmed pregnancy. - People are newly diagnosed with a condition that may place them in a clinical risk group, or have a BMI of 40 or over. - People attend outpatient and antenatal clinics or drug and alcohol services. - People (including children aged 6 months to 17 years) who are in a clinical risk group attend routine GP or outpatient clinic appointments, or for other vaccination services. - People visit community pharmacies for health advice, a Medicines Use Review or a New Medicine Service, or to collect prescriptions (check whether the person taking the medicine or their carer is eligible, while taking into account confidentiality). - People in clinical risk groups are staying in hospital. - People who are eligible are having home visits for healthcare.

What was measured: Proportion of people with learning disabilities who received a seasonal influenza immunisation in the previous year.
Data collection end: March 2018
44.6%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities: Experimental Statistics.

What was measured: Proportion of people with learning disabilities aged over 75 who received a seasonal influenza immunisation in the previous year.
Data collection end: March 2018
83.2%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities: Experimental Statistics.



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