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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

For Staff - Flu Immunisation Programme 2019/20


Three types of flu vaccine will be used in the adult flu vaccination programme 2019/20. This ensures that those in specific risk groups receive the most effective vaccine to provide protection against flu.

The vaccines to be used for specific age and risk groups are detailed in the CMO letter below;

CMO(2019)10 Letter : Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Programme 2019-20

The NES seasonal flu web page has all the information about this year's programme and provides links to a range of resources for professionals. 

It has been decided nationally that only one type of flu vaccine will be allocated for routine use in an NHS Board. The table below shows the vaccines to be used in NHSGGC.  Only in exceptional circumstances e.g., severe egg allergy should the alternative vaccines be used.    


     Individuals aged *65 years                  and over

    Individuals aged 18-64 years              with “at-risk” conditions

         Healthcare workers

 Routine :

 Adjuvanted Trivalent  Inactivated   Vaccine (aTIV) (Fluad®)

 Routine :

 Egg-based Quadrivalent Inactivated   Vaccine (QIVe) (Mylan and Sanofi)

 Routine :

 Egg-based Quadrivalent Inactivated   Vaccine (QIVe) (Mylan and Sanofi)


 Exceptional :

 Cell-based Quadrivalent     Inactivated  Vaccine   (QIVc) (Flucelvax Tetra®)

   e.g., if severe egg allergy


 Cell-based Quadrivalent Inactivated   Vaccine (QIVc) (Flucelvax Tetra®)

     e.g., if severe egg allergy


 Cell-based Quadrivalent Inactivated   Vaccine (QIVc) (Flucelvax Tetra®)

       e.g.,if severe egg allergy


The Flu Vaccines PGDs for adults are listed, and there is an algorithm for deciding the vaccine to use in each risk group. 

PGD Tetra and Trivalent Seasonal Influenza Vaccine - (For those aged 65 yrs and over) - Expiry Date Aug 2020

PGD Tetra and Trivalent Seasonal Influenza Vaccine - (For those aged 18 - 64 yrs in at-risk groups) - Expiry Date Aug 2020. 

PGD Tetra and Trivalent Seasonal Influenza Vaccine  - (For Healthcare Workers) - Expiry Date Aug 2020

Inactivated flu vaccine signature sheet 2019/20

Seasonal Influenza Appendix 2019/20

Algorithm to assist clinicians in deciding which flu vaccine to use for secondary schoolchildren and adults 2019/20 



All details of this year's childhood flu vaccination programme are contained in the CMO letter below :

CMO(2019)10 Letter : Scottish Childhood Flu Vaccination Programme 2019-20

The Flu Vaccine PGDs for children in the season 2019/20 are listed below as are the national algorithms for deciding the vaccine to use in specific age/risk groups.  

PGD Live Attenuated Intranasal Influenza Vaccine - Expiry Date Aug 2020 (not for under 2s)

LAIV signature Sheet 2019/20

PGD Tetra and Trivalent Seasonal Influenza Vaccine - Expiry Date Aug 2020

Seasonal Influenza Appendix 2019/20

Algorithm to assist clinicians in deciding the flu vaccine to use in children birth - preschool 2019/20  

Algorithm to assist clinicians in deciding which flu vaccine to use in primary school children 2019/20 


Pilot vaccination programme for 2-5-year-olds in NHSGGC 

As part of Year 2 of the Vaccination Transformation Programme in NHSGGC, the flu vaccination of 2-5-yr-olds (not yet in school) will be piloted across nine community clinic sites (Barrhead Health and Care Centre, Castlemilk Health Centre, Drumchapel  Health Centre, Milngavie Clinic, New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, Port Glasgow Health Centre, Ferguslie and Linwood Clinics, Thornliebank Health Centre, Vale Centre for Health & Care).

HSCP Children and Families Teams have been liaising with participating GP practices as part of planning for the various pilot  sites. GP practices not participating in the pilot remain responsible for the delivery of all 2-5-yr-olds (not yet in school) flu immunisation in 2019/20.

For further information on the pilot please contact Jennifer Reid, Immunisation Programme Manager.


Children Groups to be vaccinated by GP 

 Children to be offered the childhood flu vaccination by GP practices include:-

  • all pre-school children aged 2 to 5 years, including 'at-risk' children in this age group (children must be aged 2 years or more on 1st September 2019) 
  • children in the 'at risk' groups aged 6 mnths-2 years and 12-18 years
  • all primary school children who miss their school vaccination (regardless of ‘at-risk’ status)


Ordering flu vaccine 2019/20 - Refer to the PHPU Special Edition Newsletter Sep 2019 for details   


Flu vaccine and egg allergy - Green Book Guidance for staff

Egg albumin allergy (no history of anaphylaxis) – use a low ovalbumin vaccine ​(​< 0.06µg/0.5ml)

Confirmed history of anaphylaxis - do not immunise unless in a location where resuscitation staff are available


NHSGGC Healthcare Workers - Staff Vaccination Clinics 

Information about this year's Staff Flu Vaccination Programme is available on the NHSGGC Occupational Health site 

Clinic locations and times for staff vaccination are listed here. To register for a staff vaccination clinic click here


Gelatine and flu vaccines 

Information and guidance for observant religious groups regarding the porcine gelatine content of vaccines is available on the link. Further information in relation to porcine gelatin in Fluenz Tetra® is outlined in the 2018 letter from the manufacturer AZ Global to the Royal Society for GPs.


Other information resources

Green Book Chapter 19 - Influenza 

Click to view the NHSGGC 2019 Immunisation Seminar Slides  Pharmacy Arrangements 2019  

NSS National Procurement - Flu vaccine distribution arrangements 2019/20 


Last updated Sep 2019