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Flu vaccine: what nurses need to know about the 2022-23 programme

Details of guidance for the upcoming flu season programme from the UK Health Security Agency, and why there could be a post-pandemic spike in infections

Details of guidance for the upcoming flu season programme from the UK Health Security Agency, and why there could be a post-pandemic spike in infections

The 2022-23 flu season is fast approaching and there is ‘every indication’ that post-pandemic factors could combine to present a heightened risk.

With the UK Health Security Agency issuing fresh guidance for nurses and other healthcare professionals on how the immunisation programme will work, a leading public health nurse explains why maximising uptake is imperative.

What should nurses and the public expect from the 2022-23 flu season?

Predicting the spread of a virus can be an imprecise exercise, says RCN professional lead for public health Helen Donovan .

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