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Flu vaccination is one of the key interventions we have to reduce pressure on the health and social care system this winter. Since March 2020, we have seen the impact of COVID-19 on the NHS and social care services, and this coming winter we may again be faced with co-circulation of viruses causing COVID-19 and flu. It is essential to make every effort to deliver flu vaccination. Those most at risk from flu related complications are also vulnerable to concurrent infection with COVID-19

Seasonal Flu 2022/23

The CMO letters in respect of the 2022/23 Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme have been published by Scottish Government. To help support the seasonal flu programme a number of educational resources have been developed, these include an eLearning resource and associated proficiency documents for practitioners, a resource relating to seasonal flu vaccination in pregnancy and training slide sets for trainers and facilitators.

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

For current infection prevention and control measures please refer to current Public Health Scotland guidance  

Flu e-Learning Resource 

Four interactive learning units that can be completed individually to suit your individual needs

  • Unit 1: Seasonal flu
  • Unit 2: Legal aspects of vaccination administration
  • Unit 3: The Scottish adult flu immunisation programme
  • Unit 4: The Scottish child and school immunisation programme

Click on the Image for more information about completing the units

Training Slide Sets for Trainers or Practitioners 

Developed to support trainers, facilitators and experienced practitioners to update knowledge in relation to the seasonal flu vaccination programme in Scotland 22-23.

Seasonal Flu in Pregnancy 

An update for midwives and practitioners involved in the care of pregnant women

NES Proficiency Documents 

Proficiency assessment documents should be used in practice with your supervisor/line manager and will allow you to demonstrate proficiency of both Flu immunisation and COVID-19  immunisation.

Seasonal Flu 22/23 - Algorithm posters
Algorithm Poster

This algorithm details the appropriate vaccine for different eligible groups

Seasonal Flu 22/23 - Intra-Nasal Flu Vaccine Video

This short video demonstrates the correct technique for intra-nasal administration of the Fluenz® Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine

https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/63183/immunisation/seasonal-flu/administration-of-fluenz-tetra-video

How do I know what learning is relevant to me?
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This learning pathway resource will help you to identify the most relevant learning materials to your role within the vaccination programme.

If you are a returning vaccinator, you may find the self-appraisal tool useful to find out what learning is most relevant to your level of knowledge and experience. Those new to vaccination practice may find it useful to undertake the Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice programme for registered practitioners or for healthcare support workers.   

You can also follow the quick links below to take you to the pages for the Seasonal Flu eLearning resource and the NES proficiency documents. There are slides for trainers and facilitators that may also be of interest to practitioners and slides on seasonal flu in pregnancy that may be of interest to practitioners. You can access the learning you need to support your development.

The resources may be updated and  be subject to change. It is a good idea to check into the site regularly and make sure you have reviewed the most up to date version.

Vaccinators should ensure that they follow local educational and clinical governance arrangements in relation to knowledge and proficiency to undertake vaccination. 

Please get in touch with any queries at immunisation-resource@nes.scot.nhs.uk

 

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Alternative Formats

This resource may be available, in full or summary form, in alternative formats and community languages.  Please contact NHS Education for Scotland on 0131 656 3200 or email altforms@nes.scot.nhs.uk to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.

Transcripts of any videos within this resource are available on request.