Flu Vaccination – resources for pharmacy teams

Published on: 23rd July 2015 | Updated on: 29th April 2022

This page contains additional information and resources to support pharmacy contractors and their teams to provide the flu vaccination service. The page will be updated as further resources are published by various bodies.

Joint guidance and briefing documents

National flu immunisation programme letter 2022/23 (22nd April 2022)

Groups included in the national influenza immunisation programme (22nd April 2022)

Recommended influenza vaccines (22nd April 2022)

UK Health Security Agency guidance and briefing documents

UK Health Security Agency flu programme website hub

Ovalbumin content of flu vaccines for the 2022/23 season – Influenza vaccines marketed in the UK for 2022/23, including ovalbumin content. (14th April 2022)

Protocol for ordering, storing and handling vaccines

Vaccine incident guidance: responding to errors in vaccine storage, handling and administration

Flu vaccination programme: information for healthcare practitioners

Flu vaccines poster: 2021 to 2022 flu season

Flu immunisation for social care staff

Vaccine Update – Flu special edition (19th April 2022)

NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance

NHSE&I letter on flu vaccines for the 2022/23 season (2nd March 2022)

Other resources

Anaphylaxis telephone card (Word)
Personalise this card and keep it by the phone to guide staff on calling an ambulance if a patient has an anaphylactic reaction to a vaccination.

NPA flu resources and SOP (login required)

Anaphylactic reactions – Initial treatment poster (Resuscitation Council UK)

NICE – Guideline 103, Flu vaccination: increasing uptake (August 2018)

Immunisation against infectious disease: the green book

Joint statement from the Chief Executives of the GMC, GPhC and PSNI – Joint statement on supporting patients in making informed decisions (Nov 2015)
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland have published a joint statement in response to claims that patients and the public have been inappropriately influenced by health professionals when making decisions about where to access services such as flu vaccinations or dispensing of prescriptions.

Flu vaccinations for pharmacy staff

As has been the case for several years, in the National Flu letter, the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement advise that all frontline health and social care workers should receive a flu vaccination this season.

They note that this should be provided by their employer, in order to meet their responsibility to protect their staff and patients and ensure the overall safe running of services. They also state that employers should commission a service which makes access easy to the vaccine for all frontline staff, encourage staff to get vaccinated, and monitor the delivery of their programmes.

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