October 11, 2020
PHE publish leaflet on flu vac supplies
The DH, PHE and the NHS have published a leaflet for the public, which explains why some people eligible for flu vaccination are being asked to wait to get vaccinated. This follows significant early demand for flu vaccinations being seen this season, with some pharmacies and general practices already having run out of initial supplies of the vaccine.
The leaflet can be downloaded from the GOV.UK website and the leaflet text is also available on that site, so pharmacy contractors may want to highlight this information to patients via their website or social media.
Copies of the leaflet can also be ordered from PHE.
Mandatory Health Campaign
Public Health England (PHE) resources for the first mandated public health campaign of 2020/21 should have started to arrive in pharmacies.
The resources, which are for the PHE annual flu vaccination campaign will be delivered in a clearly marked envelope and will include a selection of posters to enable contractors to target their flu vaccination service (where provided) and a version where they can add local information on service provision.
Further information is available on the PSNC Website.