Services Database Seasonal Influenza Immunisation 2014-15 (Durham, Darlington & Tees Area – 2 LPCs Involved)
Please note this service is commissioned across Durham, Darlington and Tees by the Durham, Darlington & Tees Area Team. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same seasonal influenza vaccination service in their areas:
- County Durham & Darlington LPC
- Tees LPC
The service has only been added onto the Services Database under this entry to avoid duplication.
This service allows pharmacists to administer the influenza vaccine under Patient Group Direction to the following groups of patients:
- 65 year olds and above;
- clinical at risk groups aged 18 years and above as defined by the Department of Health for the 14/15 flu season;
- pregnant women aged 18 years and above; and
- carers aged 18 years and above in receipt of carers allowance.
Location of service
County Durham & Darlington LPC
Method of commissioning
NHS Enhanced service (AT)
Source of funding
Seasonal influenza vaccination
Other organisations involved
Start date: 01/10/2014
End date: 31/01/2015
The flu vaccination programme must be carried out by appropriately trained pharmacists who have completed an approved training course 12 months prior to the commencement of the scheme which is in line with HPA minimum standards for vaccination (2005) which incorporates both the theoretical and practical components of immunisation. This is to include vaccine administration, anaphylaxis recognition & treatment, basic life support, cold chain integrity and infection control They must also have completed, since February 2014, approved training in the management of anaphylaxis and basic life support.
Pharmacists responsible for immunisation must be signed up to work under the current seasonal flu PGD.