Over 2.6 million flu vaccinations administered by community pharmacists during 2020/21

Over 2.6 million flu vaccinations administered by community pharmacists during 2020/21

April 4, 2021

Community pharmacy teams have proved they can deliver yet again by administering over 2.6 million flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2020/21.

In 2019/20 the total number of vaccines administered in community pharmacies under the national Flu Vaccination Service was 1.7 million. Data received this morning from PharmOutcomes and Sonar Informatics has confirmed that pharmacy teams have administered over 2.6 million vaccinations, although the total number of vaccinations administered will be even higher as some pharmacy teams have not used the electronic systems to record administration of vaccines.

The statistics can be viewed at psnc.org.uk/flustats

The Flu Vaccination Service 2020/21 finished on 31st March 2021 and the total number of vaccinations administered (which will include the figures from pharmacy teams who did not use electronic systems to record administration of vaccines) is expected to be published later in the year by the NHS Business Services Authority.

Commenting on the end-of-season figures, PSNC CEO Simon Dukes said:

“To achieve this sort of year-on-year growth in any circumstances would be impressive, but to do so during a pandemic, alongside the severe financial pressures contractors are under, while continuing to dispense a billion prescriptions and offer healthcare advice to more than a million people every week, is nothing short of phenomenal. It shows just how committed pharmacies are to their patients, finding innovative ways of working, and delivering on NHS priorities in very challenging circumstances.

Thanks go to all community pharmacy contractors and their teams, and LPCs for working so hard to make this service a success.”

 



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