Influenza vaccination and surveillance in 2022/23

Dec 07, 2022, 10:35 AM

Practices are well into the flu vaccination season by now, but how often do we actually stop and think about what is in the vaccinations that we give, and how we know when flu is circulating? Dr Toni Hazell talks to Professor Simon de Lusignan of the RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC). They discuss the strains of flu that are in the vaccine, our expectations for uptake this year and why we have moved to a quadrivalent vaccine. Simon also talks about the work of the RSC, who are always looking for more practices to be part of their network. If you would like to enquire about joining the RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre, please email

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This podcast was recorded in November 2022, reflecting guidance for the 2022/23 flu season. The general principles will still be relevant, but for exact information reflecting the latest guidance for the 2023-24 season please go to the RCGP's Influenza eLearning modules.