National flu programme call and recall communications for 2 and 3 year olds

From w/c 11 October national call and recall communications will be sent to all parents/guardians of 2 and 3 year olds eligible for a flu vaccination, via letter, email and text message, advising parents/guardians to contact their GP practice to book a flu vaccination appointment. This national call and recall activity is in addition to local arrangements, so GP practices should continue with their usual call and recall activity for eligible cohorts. You may wish to book some of your flu clinics and invite children to attend during the October half term break to maximise the ability to attend.

The uptake target for 2 and 3 year olds is at least 70% but with the ambition for most practices to achieve higher. Please make sure you have ordered sufficient vaccine to vaccinate at least the levels of uptake achieved in 2020/2021, and with the aim of exceeding the 70% uptake target. Vaccine can be ordered through Immform.