Flu Vaccination Service

Flu Vaccination Service


On 20th July 2015, PSNC announced that as part of the 2015/16 community pharmacy funding settlement NHS England had agreed to allow community pharmacies in England to offer a seasonal influenza (flu) vaccination service for patients in at-risk groups. This service is the fifth Advanced Service in the English Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) and provision of the service commenced from 16th September 2015.

Information on what to do if aTIV is not available

A PSNC Briefing issued on Monday 17th September, explains what pharmacy contractors should do if they have no aTIV available, either temporarily or because they have been unable to obtain any aTIV for the 2018/19 flu season:

PSNC Briefing 050/18: Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19: Adjuvanted trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (aTIV)

PSNC has produced a new leaflet for pharmacy teams to give to patients when they are advising patients aged 65 years or over on the need to come back to the pharmacy at a later date for a flu vaccination if the pharmacy has temporarily run out of stock of the recommended vaccine:

Patient leaflet: When patients are asked to return to the pharmacy for aTIV

Flu vaccine orders for 2019/20

NHS England has published an updated letter in January 2019 detailing the recommended vaccines for the 2019/20 Flu Vaccination service.

Click on a heading below for more information.

Introduction and background

Ordering and use of appropriate flu vaccinations

Service specification, Secretary of State Directions, Patient Group Direction and Guidance

Training requirements and resources

Resources for pharmacy teams

Promoting the service to patients

Eligible patient groups

Identifying carers eligible for a flu vaccination

Off-site vaccinations

Record keeping and data requirements

Patient questionnaire

Communicating with GP practices

Information and resources for LPCs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Claiming payment


Flu vaccination service statistics

On-demand webinar 2018/19

Pharmacists and contractors practising in Wales should visit the Community Pharmacy Wales website for information on flu vaccination services in Wales.

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