During 2013 into 2014 there will be vaccination for seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccine.

 People aged 70 years old will be offered a vaccine to provide protection against shingles.

The seasonal flu vaccination programme will be extended to all 2 and 3 year old children.

This guidance will help care staff ensure that:

  • the person (or their representative) has consented to have the vaccine
  • vaccines are supplied and administered legally
  • vaccines are stored correctly
  • appropriate records are kept.