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Seasonal Influenza Immunisation


Content developed by Clarity Informatics, https://clarity.co.uk/appraisals/nurses/

INTRODUCTION

This resource provides the background to seasonal influenza immunisation, and includes the definition of influenza, and details of influenza vaccines. It covers up-to-date information on who to vaccinate, which vaccines are available and how to administer them, the contraindications and adverse effects of influenza vaccines, how to manage egg allergy, and what information and advice should be provided to people receiving a vaccine.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this module you will know:

  • Which at risk groups should be vaccinated
  • Which vaccine to use for whom and how to administer them
  • The contraindications to influenza vaccine
  • Tthe adverse effects of influenza vaccine
  • How to manage people with egg allergy
  • What information and advice to give to people receiving influenza vaccine.

PRACTICE NURSE FEATURED ARTICLE

Preparing for the flu season during the COVID-19 outbreak Amy Shirtliff

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by Clarity Informatics. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.