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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Influenza: Vaccination remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the take-up of the flu vaccination among people most at risk of flu. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Those most at risk from flu including people over 65, pregnant women, and those in clinical risk groups are offered annual vaccination. At-risk patients are targeted by the Public Health England and NHS England marketing campaign, Help Us Help You, which includes television, radio and advertising supported by public relations, digital search and partnership activity. Communications this year will include messages about a wider range of flu vaccines now available which offer better protection. Help Us Help You can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/81-help-us-help-you/overview" target="_blank">https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/81-help-us-help-you/overview</a></p><p>The annual flu letter is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/annual-national-flu-programme-2019-to-2020-1.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/annual-national-flu-programme-2019-to-2020-1.pdf</a></p><p>Those eligible for flu vaccination can get the vaccine from their general practitioner, or in a scheme introduced in 2015/16, through local pharmacies, thus widening patient access. 80% of maternity service providers also offer vaccination to pregnant women.</p><p>As part of its assurance process NHS England works through its regional teams and clinical commissioning groups to ensure that practices with lowest uptake are contacted and action is taken to increase vaccination rates.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T11:41:43.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T11:41:43.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this