Please see below self-explanatory email and attachments from the GPC re the new Shingles and Childhood Flu vaccination DESs.
Dr. Robert Morley
Birmingham Local Medical Committee
The specifications for the shingles catch-up programme and the children's flu programme will be published shortly by NHS England - but are available here:
Shingles catch-up programme 2013
Childrens flu programme 2013
In short - childhood flu programme covers:
From 1 September, in addition to the current DES influenza DES, practices should also vaccinate children who attain the age of two and three years, but not yet four, on 1 September 2013 on either: a.A proactive call basis, if not considered at-risk, or b.A proactive call and recall basis, if considered at-risk
And the shingles programme covers :
From 1 September 2013, practices should provide the shingles vaccine to patients aged 70, but not yet 71 [route cohort] and all patients aged 79 [catch-up cohort], on an opportunistic basis.
We are also drafting some joint FAQs and a summary table to cover all the recent vaccination changes.
Senior Policy Executive
NHS Primary Care Division, Representational and Political Activities Directorate
British Medical Association
t 020 7383 6446 I www.bma.org.uk
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP
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