Over 240k more flu vaccinations administered by community pharmacists during 2017/18

Over 240k more flu vaccinations administered by community pharmacists during 2017/18

April 6, 2018

Community pharmacy teams have proved they can deliver yet again by administering at least 240,000 more flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2017/18 than in the previous year, as well as exceeding the one million vaccination mark.

In 2016/17 the total number of vaccines administered in community pharmacies under the national Flu Vaccination Service was 950,765. Data received this morning from PharmOutcomes, Sonar Informatics and Healthi has confirmed that pharmacy teams have administered almost 1.2 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 using the shortlink: psnc.org.uk/flustats

The Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18 finished on 31st March 2018 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 Director of NHS Services Alastair Buxton said:

“This is a fantastic result by community pharmacy teams and it proves their dedication and commitment to provide the best possible service to their patients. Pharmacy teams all over the country have done a fantastic job to promote and provide the Flu Vaccination Service and in this way have played an important part in helping patients and the NHS to cope with the particularly challenging winter we have all just experienced.

Thanks go to all community pharmacy contractors and their teams, and LPCs for working so hard to make this service a success. The results show that more and more patients are valuing the convenience and accessibility of being able to get a flu vaccination in their local community pharmacy.”



Posted in: , ,


More Latest News >

Ask PSNC: Flu FAQs

The team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19. Below are some...

October 2018 Category M prices

Category M reimbursement prices for October 2018 can be found here. These show a net overall reduction compared to October 2018...