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Flow chart: determining the right flu vaccine for your patients

Dr Toni Hazell summarises the correct vaccines to give to your patients in a handy flow chart

You can read the full CPD module on Pulse Learning, which will provide you with the following key learning points, and is worth 1.5 CPD hours:

• It is difficult to clinically distinguish flu from Covid-19 or the common cold

• Antivirals should only be prescribed in certain circumstances, which include a public health announcement that flu is circulating

• Flu vaccination will be more challenging this year than in previous years, with larger numbers and the need to practise social distancing

• Children should have the nasal flu spray unless this is contraindicated due to immunosuppression

• The adult flu vaccination cannot give you flu – challenge this myth whenever you hear it!


Dr Toni Hazell is a GP in North London

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