When practice staff are administering the vast numbers of flu vaccinations, what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is now required?

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When practice staff are administering the vast numbers of flu vaccinations, what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is now required?

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Updated guidance from Public Health England (PHE), other UK public health bodies, and the NHS was published on Friday 21 August 2020: Covid-19: Guidance for the remobilisation of services within health and care settings — Infection prevention and control recommendations. Changes were made to clarify use of PPE for the delivery of vaccines/injections which will impact general practices provision of this year’s flu vaccination Advanced Service.

This supersedes previous guidance issued on 18 June 2020 and separate advice on the use of PPE when administering vaccines, issued by PHE and NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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