Flu vaccination data for 2018/19

Flu vaccination data for 2018/19

This page of the website contains data on provision of the Flu Vaccination Advanced Service that has been provided to PSNC by PharmOutcomes.

Flu vaccinations administered by community pharmacists in 2018/19

Community pharmacists in England administered 1,431,538 flu vaccinations to patients under the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2018/19.

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has published the Advanced Service Flu Report 2018/19*, detailing the community pharmacy contractors who signed up to provide the service, as well as the NHS England area, vaccines administered, and drug and fee costs.

The number of community pharmacies which provided the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2018/19 was 9,071 (78.2% of all community pharmacies in England).

The average number of vaccinations carried out by each participating pharmacy was 158, although five contractors greatly exceeded this by completing over 1,000 vaccinations each, with one administering over 2,500 vaccinations.

Compared to the 2017/18 flu season, the NHSBSA figures show that the total number of flu vaccinations administered this year was higher by 87,076 with 84 more contractors having provided the service.

*Whilst the NHSBSA has published this data now, please note that contractors have until September 2019 to submit their claims so the final figure could increase

Flu vaccination data from PharmOutcomes, Well, Healthi and Sonar for 2018/19

The Excel and PDF document below contain information on the number of flu vaccinations administered as part of the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 which have been entered into the PharmOutcomes, Well, Healthi and Sonar systems.

Please note, as the flu vaccination 2018/19 season has come to an end, these figures are correct as of 1st May 2019.

Some contractors are unable to use or have decided not to use these electronic systems to record administration of vaccines. Therefore the total number of vaccinations administered by community pharmacists under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2018/19 will be higher than the number recorded in the Excel and PDF documents below.

Flu vaccination data 2018/19 (Excel)

Flu vaccination data 2018/19 (PDF)

Patient eligibility group data from PharmOutcomes, Well, Healthi and Sonar for 2018/19

This data from shows the eligibility groups of patients who have been vaccinated in participating community pharmacies (updated to 1st April 2019).

Some contractors are not able to use or have decided not to use electronic systems to record administration of vaccines. Therefore this data does not cover all patients vaccinated during the 2018/19 service.

Vaccination eligibility group PharmOutcomes Sonar Well Healthi
Aged over 65 63.9% 54.4% 63% 79.4%
Asplenia/splenic dysfunction 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.6%
Carer 4.6% 4.6% 4.9% 1.6%
Chronic heart disease 2.6% 3.8% 3.3% 4%
Chronic kidney disease 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.6%
Chronic liver disease 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0
Chronic neurological disease 1.3% 1.3% 1.2% 0.6%
Chronic respiratory disease 12.6% 13.1% 13.9% 5.6%
Diabetes 7.4% 14.1% 8% 3.7%
Hospice worker 0.2% 0.1% 0% 0.6%
Household contact of immunocompromised individual 0.6% 0.7% 0.5% 0.6%
Immunosuppression 2.6% 3.2% 2.2% 1.9%
Morbid obesity 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0%
Person in long-stay residential or home 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3%
Pregnant woman 1.4% 2.6% 1% 0%
Social care workers 1.7% 0.7% 0.5% 0.3%

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