Seasonal flu

Seasonal Flu learning resources

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Flu eLearning Resource

We are pleased to introduce the new interactive Flu eLearning Resource.

This resource has been developed by NHS Education for Scotland in partnership with Public Health Scotland (PHS).

The resource is designed to support the following groups of staff involved with the delivery of the Seasonal Flu Immunisation Programme in Scotland:

  • New immunisers (both registered and health care support workers)
  • Returning staff (or redeployed staff) who may have participated in vaccination delivery previously but perhaps not for some time
  • Current, experienced vaccination staff

Flu eLearning Resource 

Seasonal Flu 2021/22

The CMO letters in respect of the 2021/22 Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme has been published by Scottish Government.

Given the impact of Covid-19 on the most vulnerable in society, it is imperative that we do all that we can to reduce the risk of our vulnerable population from contracting seasonal flu. It is therefore essential that we actively encourage and support the population to receive the seasonal flu immunisation this winter. Delivery of the seasonal flu programme will protect those at risk, prevent ill health and minimise further impact on the health and social care sector

Please note There are changes in influenza vaccines that JCVI has advised for use in the different patient groups in 2021/22. There has also been an extension of the seasonal flu vaccination programme in Scotland to additional population groups.

COVID-19 Pandemic: For infection prevention and control measures please refer to current Public Health Scotland guidance  

To help support the seasonal flu programme a number of educational resources have been developed.

Practitioners should be aware that due to vaccine supply, the vaccines available for eligible groups may vary. Please refer to local and national guidance.

NOTE:  These educational resources continue to be updated as required to support this programme but do not replace the clinical judgement of practitioners.Practitioners should be aware that due to vaccine supply, the vaccines available for eligible groups may vary. Please refer to local and national guidance.

Training Slide Sets for Trainers or Practitioners 
Flu e-Learning Resource 
Information for Health and Social Care staff - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
NES Proficiency Documents 
Seasonal Flu in Pregnancy