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Seasonal Influenza reports published

30 September 2022

Two reports have been published on Seasonal Influenza (flu) for the winter period 
2021-2022, covering:
  • The uptake of the influenza vaccine
  • Statistics on influenza-like illness

The flu vaccine uptake report shows:
  • The 2021-2022 season’s influenza immunisation programme was the most successful 
  • On record for those aged over 50, with the highest levels of vaccine uptake recorded in Jersey for this age group
  • For other cohorts, such as nursery and school aged children, vaccine uptake was slightly below levels observed in 2020-2021
The influenza-like illness report shows:
  • Across the world, flu activity was low in the 2021-2022 season, and this has been 
  • reflected in local data 
  • Throughout the 2021-2022 flu season, flu-like illness activity was lower when compared against typical seasons before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • There were fewer GP visits for flu illnesses and hospitalisations in 2021-2022 compared with previous flu seasons
  • Flu activity peaked unusually late in the year (in May and June 2022) compared to typical flu seasons
Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Karen Wilson, said: “Our high flu
vaccination is likely to have contributed to reduced flu illness over the last flu season,
alongside certain mitigation measures used as part of the response to the coronavirus 

“We’ve seen that the flu vaccination programme was the most successful on record.
We will shortly be launching our vaccine programme for this year, and I urge those 
Islanders who are eligible, to take up the offer to ensure themselves and others are 
best protected through the season.”

The full reports are available.

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