NHS England has published information to help pharmacies to plan for the 2018/19 flu vaccination season. It can be accessed at https://bit.ly/2PzSMB9.
This year, three types of flu vaccine will be used in the flu programme.
Pharmacies are advised to start vaccinating each eligible group as the appropriate vaccine for them becomes available. Vaccines will become available at different times from September onwards.
The fee for the service will increase to £7.98 per administered dose plus an additional
fee of £1.50 per vaccination, making the total payment £9.48. Contractors can now administer vaccinations in patients’ homes.
PSNC resources to support the flu vaccination service can be found at: https://bit.ly/2PsPxvc
The requirement for contractors to register to offer the service with NHS BSA has been removed, and payment claims from pharmacies can be made electronically.