The DHSC has ordered 400,000 extra doses of the adult flu vaccine for the 2019-20 flu season, it was announced yesterday.
The uptake of the pharmacy flu jab is increasing every year, and all pharmacy staff all have a part to play.
The manufacturer of influenza vaccines for over-65s says it is on track to deliver stock to pharmacies on time.
The aTIV vaccine will continue to be recommended, along with two soon-to-be-licensed products, NHS England said
Seqirus told Pharmacy Magazine that despite “processing challenges” it is on track to meet its delivery schedule and will seek to “identify any opportunities to bring additional doses of Fluad into the UK"
With many contractors experiencing difficulties obtaining the flu vaccine indicated for over-65s, PSNC has confirmed that pharmacists should not resort to using alternative vaccines
New guidance for pharmacy contractors and GP surgeries on providing the 2018-19 flu vaccination service has been issued by NHS England, PSNC and the BMA