Flu vaccine orders for 2019/2020

Flu vaccine orders for 2019/2020

October 26, 2018

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the body that advises UK health departments on immunisation, has reviewed the latest evidence on influenza vaccines and issued advice on the most effective vaccines for the 2019/2020 influenza season (see box below).

The JCVI advice is being considered by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England and guidance for contractors on the appropriate vaccines to order for the 2019/20 season will be published in the annual flu letter. Until this letter is published, confirming the recommended vaccines for the 2019/2020 season, contractors are advised not to place any flu vaccine orders.

PSNC will advise contractors via our normal communication channels once the annual flu letter is published.

Adults aged 65 years and over

For vaccination of those aged 65 years and over JCVI advises the use of any one of the following vaccines:

  • Adjuvanted trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (aTIV)
  • High-dose trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV-HD)
  • Quadrivalent influenza cell culture vaccine (QIVc)

At-risk adults (including pregnant women)

For vaccination of those aged less than 65 years of age JCVI advises the use of any one of the following vaccines:

  • Quadrivalent influenza cell culture vaccine (QIVc)
  • Quadrivalent egg based inactivated vaccine (QIVe)



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