SNEE community pharmacies best performing for flu in England

SNEE community pharmacies best performing for flu in England

May 26, 2021

Community pharmacies in the Suffolk and North East Essex (SNEE) Integrated Care System (ICS) area have been recognised as the best performing in the country for the number of flu vaccines they have administered to local people.

Latest figures published by the Pharmaceutical Journal show that participating pharmacies in the area each administered an average of 373 vaccinations, compared to the England average of 282.

Dr Ed Garratt, executive lead for the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System, said: “Our community pharmacies are such an important part of the local health care system and it’s incredibly pleasing they have performed so well.

“With flu and COVID-19 circulating at the same time there was an early fostering of a partnership approach between pharmacies and the wider health care system.  More pharmacies than ever before participated in the flu programme, and pharmacies were able to take on more of the flu provision as GP practices focused on the roll out of COVID-19 vaccinations.

“As an ICS we worked hard on reinforcing the message that, despite COVID-19, flu vaccinations were still important for many people, and the new national NHS flu vaccination finder resource was a useful tool in supporting vaccination uptake.

“I want to thank everyone in our health system who supported the flu vaccination programme. There’s no doubt it was a challenging year but these results highlight the hard work of staff, as well as the determination of many local people to ensure their health was best protected.”

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