**Please note we are in the process of updating the flu protocol for 2022/23 and practices will be notified once available**


The Ardens Flu Immunisation 2022/23 tools have been updated in accordance with the latest guidance from the National Flu Immunisation Programme (Public Health England) and the Green Book Chapter 19.


Flu Searches 2022/23

Ardens has designed a comprehensive suite of searches to support practices with managing flu patients. Please click here for further information.


Recording Vaccinations

For details on how to import the tools, to set the batch numbers and expiry dates on the flu and pneumococcal protocols, please see the following support articles for Template Manager and Resource Publisher sites.


Please note in order to run the F12 protocol, you must ensure the Flu Vaccine Administration 2022-23 protocol is added to your F12 launcher


To use the Seasonal Immunisations tools, whilst in a consultation, press the F12 key to bring up the protocol launcher. 



Then simply double-click on the ‘Flu Vaccine Administration 2022-23’ to run the protocol. This will display the following multiple choice question box.




Please note - this protocol does not check for eligibility. 


If the patient is eligible click on the 'Eligible for NHS vaccine and has consented' option to add the vaccine 


If the patient is NOT clinically eligible but will still receive the vaccine click on the 'Not eligible but clinically indicated' option to add the vaccine, this will automatically add the 90X4 code.


Once either of these options are selected, this will display the following multiple choice question box, select the appropriate option to add the vaccine.



Complete the remaining prompts to add the details and appropriate codes to the patients record. 


Please remember to ensure you have double-checked for allergies and contraindications and that you are giving the appropriate vaccine for the patient in front of you.


Once the flu protocol has run, the Pneumococcal protocol will run automatically afterwards. 



If appropriate, select the relevant option, if not, click on 'Exit this protocol'.


Once complete, please ensure you SAVE the consultation. 


If you would like to monitor flu activity for your practices, please see the following

support article on how to access the Ardens searches. 


If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: 

support-emis@ardens.org.uk