Flu Service 2020/21 Updates

Flu Service 2020/21 Updates

October 12, 2020

 

1. Flu Vaccination Campaign Materials are on their way to community pharmacies

Resources for the first mandated Public Health Campaign of 2020/21, which all community pharmacy contractors are required to participate in, will have started to arrive by courier from Friday 9th October.

Further information is shared on the following PSNC website page:

Note: ALL Pharmacy Contractors are mandatory required to participate in this campaign

 

2. Health and Social Care Staff

Just a reminder that the following cohorts of health and social care workers are eligible for flu vaccination under the pharmacy service:

  • Health and social care staff employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider.
  • Health and social care staff employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider.
  • Health and social care workers employed through Direct Payments (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants, to deliver domiciliary care to patients and service users.

Please refer to NHS Flu Service Specification shared below for the full details:

It is very important that these staff are vaccinated to protect their vulnerable patients/clients from flu.

 



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