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a woman having injectionMay 29 2018

Community pharmacies in England administered 1,344,462 flu vaccines over the 2017-18 flu season. Vaccines were provided by 8,987 pharmacies, 77.1% of all community pharmacies in England.

The cost of the supplied vaccines was £9,699,437.98 and the fees cost for the advanced pharmacy service was £12,284,790.66, data published by NHS Business Services Authority indicates. 

Compared to 2016-17, the latest season saw the number of vaccines administered increase by 393,697 with 536 more contractors having provided the service, said PSNC.

Alastair Buxton, PSNC Director of NHS Services, commented: “This is a hugely significant milestone for community pharmacy teams across the country and it is a testament to their hard work, dedication and commitment to deliver the best service to their patients, despite the current pressures facing the sector. 

“Pharmacy teams all over the country have done a fantastic job to promote and provide the Flu Vaccination Service and in this way have played an important part in helping patients and the NHS to cope with the particularly challenging winter we have all just experienced.”

Links:
NHSBSA Advanced Flu Service Report    
PSNC comment

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