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Encourage vaccination against influenza to reduce comorbidity

  • Making Every Contact Count (MECC) promotes awareness of the importance of immunisations and vaccinations; utilise opportunities to encourage uptake of influenza vaccination (IDP-001).
  • The Respiratory health delivery plan (WG 2018) notes people with asthma are at increased risk of serious influenza-related complications.
  • People with asthma (requiring regular inhaled steroids) are typically an eligible group within the National Influenza Immunisation Programme.