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a flu vaccination imageSeptember 26 2017

Community pharmacy teams in England have managed to vaccinate over 275,000 people in the first three weeks of this season’s vaccination campaign. The total number of vaccines administered via pharmacy in 2016-17 was 950,765.

 PSNC made the announcement using data derived from PharmaOutcomes and Sonar Informatics. As some contractors do not use the electronic systems to record flu vaccinations, the figure will be higher.

PSNC Director of NHS Services Alastair Buxton said: “As these figures show, community pharmacy teams have once again made a really strong start to the national Flu Vaccination Service and this is a result of all the hard work put in by contractors, pharmacy teams, LPCs and others. The number of patients accessing the service through pharmacies shows how much they value the convenience of pharmacies, and every vaccination is another contribution towards NHS targets.”

Mr Buxton warned that data from Australia and New Zealand suggests this winter is likely to see very high levels of flu in the UK, “which will put a significant strain on the whole of the NHS; maximising the number of at-risk patients who are vaccinated is one way that community pharmacy can play its part in helping the wider NHS prepare for winter.”

The National Pharmacy Association has asked its members for information about how GP practices have been responding to the pharmacy flu vaccination service this year. “We have received a number of local reports of doctors surgeries requesting their patients not to get vaccinated against flu at pharmacies,” it said.

For any members who are “aware that any of your neighbouring surgeries are acting in this way (or on the contrary you wish to share examples of where GPs and pharmacies are working well together)”, it is asking that they complete a short survey giving details. “This will help us more fully understand the nature and the scale of the issue and to respond accordingly.”

Links:
PSNC announcement     
PSNC: Flu Vaccination – Statistics              
NPA announcement and survey                  

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