To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the administering capacity of flu vaccine doses for winter 2020-21.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the effect of covid-19 on flu vaccination programmes ahead of winter 2020-21.
NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with local areas to ensure that regional teams have plans in place to deliver the flu vaccination programme this winter. Additional trained workforce is being made available to local providers to help them vaccinate more eligible people.
New models of delivery have been developed and blueprints shared with regional commissioning teams to encourage innovative thinking such as mobile, and mass vaccination models to allow for increases in uptake safely whilst observing social distancing and personal protective equipment requirements.