Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Service

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A service specification and supporting patient group direction for the Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Service for the 2018/19 flu season.

Summary

This addendum provides the legal basis for two activities to take place:

  1. for pharmacists to administer the recommended vaccine to patients who have already received the non-recommended vaccine in the current financial year (e.g. patients aged over 65 who have previously received QIV to be given aTIV)
  2. or patients who have received an incomplete dose of vaccine (e.g. if some of the vaccine was spilled in the process of administering) to be re-vaccinated.

This is in line with the current guidance from Public Heath England.

Summary

This addendum provides the legal basis for two activities to take place:

  1. for pharmacists to administer the recommended vaccine to patients who have already received the non-recommended vaccine in the current financial year (e.g. patients aged over 65 who have previously received QIV to be given aTIV)
  2. or patients who have received an incomplete dose of vaccine (e.g. if some of the vaccine was spilled in the process of administering) to be re-vaccinated.

This is in line with the current guidance from Public Heath England.