North Region Respiratory Programme: flu and pneumoccocal vaccination
Vaccination is a cost- effective intervention but uptake rates have typically been lower for flu amongst people under 65 with COPD. Programmes to target people of all ages with this condition along with sustaining and improving uptake among all eligible groups (including healthcare workers) will help limit exposure to infection
Health services should use every opportunity to vaccinate eligible groups against 'flu and pneumococcal infection . These NHS England Yorkshire & the Humber service specifications can be used with community and hospital providers. Please discuss with your local NHS England public health commissioning teams.