End of the flu vaccination service 2018/19

End of the flu vaccination service 2018/19

April 8, 2019

The national community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 has now ended. Community pharmacy contractors are therefore reminded not to administer any further vaccinations under this service. Contractors can claim either via the paper claim form or the online webform provided by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA); contractors should not claim via both routes.

Paper claims
Contractors should use the correct claim form:  Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service claim form on the NHSBSA website. Paper claims will be accepted by the NHSBSA within six months of administration of the vaccination, in accordance with the usual Drug Tariff claims process. Later claims will not be processed.

Digital claims
A unique URL to the online webform has been sent to contractors’ shared NHSmail accounts. This URL is time-stamped and will expire at midnight on 30 April 2019. The NHSBSA will continue to send URLs on the 1st of the month, until September 2019, to cover the six-month period contractors are still able to claim for. Each URL will display the month selector, so it would allow contractors to input totals for vaccines administered in the last six months if these had not been previously claimed for.

Digital claims will be accepted by the NHSBSA within six months of administration of the vaccination, in accordance with the usual Drug Tariff claims process. Later claims will not be processed.

NHSBSA will include a short survey on the April 2019 URL to give contractors an opportunity to feed back on the digital flu claim form.

2019/2020 Flu Vaccination Service
Contractors are reminded that the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England and NHS England have jointly published the annual flu letter for 2019/20, which provides information on the vaccines which are licensed to be used for the 2019/20 programme.




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