Details of those eligible to receive their free flu vaccination this year was made available to all health professionals via the chief medical officer letter dated 30 March 2007 and also as part of the “If you knew about Flu” campaign leaflet. 2 million of these leaflets have been distributed as part of this year’s campaign.
Flu vaccine is given to carers at the discretion of their general practitioner (GP). Based on results from the national flu vaccine uptake survey, it is estimated that around 200,000 primary carers have so far been identified by GP practices in England.
This figure is based on carers who are known to their GP and are recorded as a primary carer in their GP notes.