COVID-19 and Flu vaccination updates

Please continue to support children and young people who are at higher risk of being very unwell from COVID-19 to receive any outstanding vaccinations they may be due. Parents and carers are being sent reminder invitations about their child’s COVID vaccine status.

A primary care toolkit for seasonal vaccinations is attached.

A communications toolkit and promotion resources have been produced to support conversations and promote uptake of the COVID-19 and Flu vaccinations in preparation for winter. These are available on the Campaign Resource Centre and CommsLink FutureNHS space to download.

We also recently wrote to vaccination providers asking for prioritisation of housebound people, in line with final JCVI guidance of 15 August. The general practice Enhanced Service specification states that a £10 payment (in addition to the £10.06 vaccination administration fee) will be payable where a patient is considered to be housebound.

If a GP practice is signed up to Phase 5, they should vaccinate their housebound patients, or make alternative arrangements. If they are not signed up, they should work with their local commissioner to ensure all their housebound patients are vaccinated.