Flu vaccination data for 2015/16

Flu vaccination data for 2015/16

This page of the website contains data on provision of the Flu Vaccination Advanced Service that has been provided to PSNC by PharmOutcomes, Sonar Informatics and NHS England/NHSBSA during the 2015/16 flu season.

Flu vaccinations administered by community pharmacists in 2015/16

Community pharmacists in England provided 595,467 flu vaccinations to patients under the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2015/16.

The NHS Business Services Authority has published the Advance Flu Report 2015/16, detailing the community pharmacy contractors who signed up to deliver the service, as well as the NHS England area, name of vaccine administered, manufacturer, quantity, and drug and fee costs.

The average number of vaccinations carried out by each participating pharmacy was 83, although two contractors greatly exceeded this by completing over 1,000 vaccinations each.

Flu vaccination data from Sonar Informatics and PharmOutcomes for 2015/16

The data in the PDF below only contains flu vaccinations administered as part of the 2015/16 service which have been entered into the Sonar Informatics or PharmOutcomes systems. Some contractors were not able to use or decided not to use either of these electronic systems to record administration of vaccines. The total number of vaccinations administered is therefore higher than the total in the below PDF document. Click on ‘Flu vaccinations administered by community pharmacists in 2015/16’ to obtain details of the total number of flu vaccinations administered during the 2015/16 service.

Although the service commenced on 16th September 2015 the announcement that contractors could start providing the service was not made until early in the evening on 16th September therefore the data on the number of flu vaccinations administered starts from 17th September.

Flu vaccination data 2015/16 (PDF)

Patient eligibility group data from Sonar Informatics and PharmOutcomes for 2015/16

This data from PharmOutcomes and Sonar Informatics shows the eligibility groups of patients who have been vaccinated (Sonar updated to 31st January 2016, PharmOutcomes updated to 29th February 2016) for the 2015/16 service. Some contractors were not able to use or decided not to use either of these electronic systems to record administration of vaccines. Therefore this data does not cover all patients vaccinated during the 2015/16 service.

Vaccination eligibility group PharmOutcomes Sonar Informatics
Aged over 65 62.2% 56.6%
Carer 4.1% 4.1%
Chronic heart disease 3.0% 3.8%
Chronic kidney disease 0.4% 0.3%
Chronic liver disease 0.3% 0.3%
Chronic neurological disease 1.3% 1.0%
Chronic respiratory disease 14.9% 13.5%
Diabetes 8.4% 14.3%
Household contact of immunocompromised individual 0.5% 0.7%
Immunosuppression 2.4% 2.4%
Person in long-stay residential or home 0.2% 0.5%
Pregnant woman 2.2% 2.4%
Splenic dysfunction 0.2% 0.2%

Number of community pharmacies who provided the service in 2015/16

The number of community pharmacies who provided the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2015/16 was 7,195 (60.9% of all community pharmacies in England).

Number of community pharmacies who provided the service in 2015/16 by NHS England area

Below is a heat map showing the percentage of community pharmacies who provided the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2015/16 by NHS England area:

Flu by NHS England area

The table below shows the number and percentage of community pharmacies who provided the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2015/16 by NHS England area .

NHS England area Number of community pharmacies Number of community pharmacies
providing flu vaccinations
%
Arden, Herefordshire & Worcestershire 332 209 63
Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon & Wiltshire 267 161 60
Birmingham & The Black Country 645 341 53
Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset & South Gloucestershire 294 223 76
Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral 302 188 62
Cumbria, Northumberland & Tyne and Wear 453 330 73
Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire 429 281 66
Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly 337 233 69
Durham, Darlington & Tees 271 173 64
East Anglia 464 322 69
Essex 337 209 62
Greater Manchester 704 397 56
Hertfordshire & South Midlands 544 339 62
Kent & Medway 330 211 64
Lancashire 384 211 55
Leicestershire & Lincolnshire 348 197 57
Merseyside 328 180 55
North East London 683 465 68
North West London 505 275 54
North Yorkshire & Humber 359 215 60
Shropshire & Staffordshire 339 205 60
South London 637 376 59
South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw 351 217 62
Surrey & Sussex 549 341 62
Thames Valley 368 252 68
Wessex 510 344 67
West Yorkshire 564 300 53

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