Now its time for the ‘Flu’ Jab for PC workers
The NHS will fund flu vaccinations for primary eye care teams for the first time.
NHS England has confirmed additional funding to vaccinate all eligible primary care contractors and their frontline staff, including locums, for this influenza season (1 September 2021 to 31 March 2022).
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has published advice on the coadministration of flu and COVID-19 on 14 September, and where it is operationally practical COVID-19 and influenza vaccines may be co-administered, although the COVID-19 booster vaccine programme should not disrupt or delay the deployment of the influenza programme.
Both programmes are important for individual and public health, especially over winter 2021 to 2022