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a person having injection imageFebruary 8 2018

NHS England has issued its guidance on ordering flu vaccines for the 2018-19 flu season. 

Following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and from Public Health England, NHS England is advising that “for the 2018-19 winter season, GP practices and community pharmacy providers should offer:

  • The adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) for all 65s and over. Given aTIV was only licensed for use in the UK in August 2017, this was not an option for the 2017-18 season. However, the JCVI has now provided its advice given the receipt of its UK licence.
  • The quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) for 18 – under 65s at risk. In light of an independent cost-effectiveness study into QIV undertaken by PHE and considered by JCVI, the Green Book was updated in October 2017 to provide the advice that QIV is the best option for 18-65 at-risk groups in the 2018-19 season.”

The letter also tells clinical commissioning groups that “local guidance on vaccine ordering should mirror this expert clinical advice and any local CCG guidance contrary to this should be immediately withdrawn.”

PSNC has summarised the guidance for pharmacy contractors saying that:

  • GPs and pharmacy contractors should review all orders (provisional and firm) for 2018-19 and ensure these are in line with the evidence-based clinical view;
  • vaccine suppliers have confirmed that there will be enough adjuvanted trivalent vaccine and quadrivalent influenza vaccine to meet demand;
  • orders need to be placed by March 29 2018;
  • the system for remuneration currently in use will continue for the 2018-19 service.

In addition, PSNC advises: “If pharmacy contractors encounter any difficulties from a manufacturer placing or amending an order, they should advise their local NHS England team.”

Links:
NHS England letter (gateway reference: 07648)
PSNC statement          

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