Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 – important update for contractors

Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 – important update for contractors

March 29, 2018

Earlier this year, NHS England wrote to community pharmacy contractors and general practices to advise them that for the 2018/19 flu vaccination campaign, adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (aTIV) (Fluad, Seqirus) should be offered to all those aged 65 and over, whilst adults aged under 65 in clinical at-risk groups should be offered a quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV).

Further information has now been released regarding:

  • the phased delivery of aTIV;
  • an extension to the ordering deadline for aTIV; and
  • the presentation of aTIV in 2018/19

It is important that pharmacy contractors that plan to provide the 2018/19 Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service read PSNC Briefing 018/18: Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 – important update for contractors to ensure they understand the plans for phased delivery of aTIV and to allow them to review their orders for aTIV before Thursday 12th April 2018.



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