Flu Vaccination – resources for pharmacy teams

Flu Vaccination – resources for pharmacy teams

This page contains additional information and resources related to the Flu Vaccination Advanced Service.


Click on a heading below for more information. 

PSNC Briefings and other resources

PHE guidance / briefing documents

2019/20

National flu immunisation programme letter

Public Health England flu programme website hub

Ovalbumin content of flu vaccines for the 2019/20 season

Inactivated influenza vaccine: information for health care practitioners

‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign resources

Protocol for ordering, storing and handling vaccines

Vaccine Update: Flu special edition (September 2019)

Vaccine Update

Flu vaccines for the 2019/20 season poster

Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in GP patients: monthly data, 2018 to 2019
Cumulative data showing the number of GP registered patients in England having the seasonal influenza vaccine.

2017/18

Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in GP patients: winter 2017 to 2018
Report on the uptake of influenza vaccine in eligible GP patient groups during the 2017 to 2018 influenza vaccination programme in England. This season the number of patients vaccinated in a school, pharmacy and other healthcare setting was also recorded.

2016/17

Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in GP patients in England: winter season 2016 to 2017
Report on the uptake of influenza vaccine amongst eligible GP patient groups during the 2016 to 2017 influenza vaccination programme in England. This season the number of patients vaccinated in a school, pharmacy and other healthcare setting was also recorded.

2015/16

Public Health England Influenza immunisation programme for England, GP patient groups (Data collection survey Season 2015 to 2016) – The number of patients vaccinated in a school, pharmacy and other healthcare setting was also recorded.

NHS England guidance / briefing documents

2019/20

Seasonal flu vaccination for pharmacy teams 2019/20
Dr Keith Ridge, NHS England’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, writes to remind pharmacy teams of the importance of vaccinating staff against flu. Please note, pharmacy team members are not an eligible group for flu vaccination within the community pharmacy Advanced Flu Vaccination Service. Employers may wish to offer pharmacy staff flu vaccinations as part of their occupational health arrangements, but this cannot be undertaken as part of the Advanced Service. If a pharmacy team member is eligible for an NHS flu vaccination and falls into one of the eligible patient groups for the Advanced Service, they would be able to use the service at the pharmacy.

Vaccine ordering for 2019/20 influenza season: letters

Other resources

JCVI – Advice on influenza vaccines for 2019/20 (October 2018)

NHS Improvement Letter: Adrenaline for anaphylaxis kits – a reminder to health care professionals (October 2018)

NICE – Guideline 103, Flu vaccination: increasing uptake (August 2018)

Immunisation against infectious disease: the green book (flu chapter updated on 15th August 2018)

Joint statement from the Chief Executives of the GMC, GPhC and PSNI – Joint statement on supporting patients in making informed decisions (Nov 2015)
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland have published a joint statement in response to claims that patients and the public have been inappropriately influenced by health professionals when making decisions about where to access services such as flu vaccinations or dispensing of prescriptions.

Flu jab information: Guide for Pharmacists – Easy-read information about who is eligible for a free flu vaccination (Hertfordshire County Council Community Learning Disability Service – Health Liaison Team).

People with learning disabilities and the flu injection – Easy-read information with information for people with learning disabilities, their family, carers and paid supporters (National Development Team for Inclusion).

Practical resources

Anaphylaxis telephone card (Word)
Personalise this card and keep it by the phone to guide staff on calling an ambulance if a patient has an anaphylactic reaction to a vaccination.

The National Pharmacy Association has developed resources to support their members with the implementation of the service, including:

(Please note NPA login required).

 

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