Over 221k more flu vaccinations administered by community pharmacists during 2016/17

Over 221k more flu vaccinations administered by community pharmacists during 2016/17

April 4, 2017

Community pharmacy teams have proved they can deliver yet again by administering at least 221k more flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2016/17 than in the previous year.

In 2015/16 the total number of vaccines administered in community pharmacies under the national Flu Vaccination Service was 595,467. Data received this morning from PharmOutcomes and Sonar Informatics has confirmed that pharmacy teams have administered over 817k vaccinations, although the total number of vaccinations administered will be even higher as some pharmacy teams have not used the electronic systems to record administration of vaccines.

The statistics can be viewed using the shortlink: psnc.org.uk/flustats

The Flu Vaccination Service 2016/17 finished on 31st March 2017 and the total number of vaccinations administered (which will include the figures from pharmacy teams who did not use electronic systems to record administration of vaccines) is expected to be published later in the year by the NHS Business Services Authority.

PSNC Director of NHS Services Alastair Buxton said:

“This is a fantastic result for community pharmacy teams and it shows how hard they have worked up and down the country to raise awareness of and provide the Flu Vaccination Service. It also shows that more and more patients are valuing the convenience and accessibility of being able to have a flu vaccination administered in a community pharmacy.”



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