NHS England wrote to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in February 2018 informing them of the recommended flu vaccines for the 2018/19 season which included the recommendation that adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV) should be used for those aged 65 years and over. A copy of NHS England’s letter is attached.
A further letter and guidance was sent to practices, community pharmacies and CCGs in August 2018 to support programme planning, which are available at the following links:
In September 2018, further guidance to support local planning of delivery of the flu programme for those aged over 65 years was issued. This is available at the following link:
There is also further information in Public Health England publications including the Annual flu letter and ‘Inactivated influenza vaccine: information for healthcare practitioners’, which are available at the following links: