Flu Immunisation - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Public Health England

About the Flu Immunisation programme

Flu immunisation is one of the most effective interventions immunisers can provide to reduce both the risk of death and serious illness from flu, and the pressures on health and social care services during the winter. This Flu Immunisation e-learning resource is designed to provide all healthcare practitioners involved in delivering the national flu immunisation programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of flu vaccination and effectively deliver the vaccine programme.

This course consists of three knowledge sessions and three assessment sessions. All those undertaking this e-learning should complete the Core Knowledge session and accompanying assessment as this is designed to provide essential knowledge about what flu is and the rationale for, and design of, the annual flu programme. Depending on which session(s) is relevant to your role, you should then complete one or both of the subsequent knowledge and assessment sessions which provide more detailed information about the live and inactivated flu vaccines.

Flu Immunisation_InjectionThe course describes the national flu programme for England for the 2017/18 flu season. Most of the information in the course is relevant for those involved in the flu programme in the other UK countries. However, those undertaking the programme in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should be aware that some details, such as the age cohorts of children offered the flu vaccine, ordering and reporting of vaccines given etc. may be different. You should therefore ensure that you refer to your country’s annual flu letter so that you are familiar with the details of the flu programme for your country.

Open access sessions

Given the wide variety of healthcare practitioners now providing flu immunisation in a diversity of settings, this flu immunisation programme has been made available for all to access. Although your completion will not be recorded electronically if you complete it using this open access sessions page, you will be able to print off a certificate of completion with a record of your assessment scores on completion of the sessions relevant to you.

  • Core Knowledge for Flu Immunisers

    This session is designed to provide health care practitioners involved in delivering the national flu immunisation programme with the core knowledge base they need to promote high uptake of flu vaccination and effectively deliver the flu vaccine programme.

  • Core Knowledge for Flu Immunisers - Self-assessment

    This assessment tests knowledge of the topics covered in the session 'Core Knowledge for Flu Immunisers'.

  • Inactivated Flu Vaccines

    This session provides information about the use of the inactivated flu vaccines used in the national flu programme.

  • Inactivated Flu Vaccines - Self-assessment

    This assessment tests knowledge of the topics covered in the session 'Inactivated Flu Vaccines'.

  • Live Flu Vaccine

    This session provides information about the use of the live intranasal flu vaccine given to eligible children in the childhood flu programme.

  • Live Flu Vaccine - Self-assessment

    This assessment tests knowledge of the topics covered in the session 'Live Flu Vaccine'.

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Flu Immunisation programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Flu Immunisation programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

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