Publication name: Childhood flu immunisation in Scotland: resources for health professionals
Date: 08 August 2018
Description: The resources listed below are aimed at health professionals supporting the National Flu Immunisation Programme.

For GPs:
• Posters aimed at parents of 2–5-year-olds for display in your practice.
• Reference copies of the leaflets for display in your practice – parents will receive the leaflet as part of their invitation and central letter.
• For information purposes only, a sample of the invitation letter that all parents of 2–5-year-olds will receive.

The practice nurse folder/pack contains:
• samples of the poster aimed at parents of 2–5-year-olds
• childhood flu information leaflet for parents of 2–5-year-olds who are not yet in school
• for information purposes only, a sample of the invitation letter sent to all parents of 2–5-year-olds
• samples of the preschool flu stickers
• samples of the post-immunisation advice leaflet for health professionals to use when discussing the immunisation with parents.

Staff in education supporting the childhood flu programme, please visit the Health Scotland website at

Parents should be signposted for more information to the NHS Inform website - - where they can watch a film of the flu vaccine being given to children.
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