Guidance for Community Pharmacists in England: advice for patients aged 65 years and over regarding 2018/19 flu vaccination

Guidance for Community Pharmacists in England: advice for patients aged 65 years and over regarding 2018/19 flu vaccination

November 1, 2018

NHS England have issued a letter for pharmacists giving guidance around the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) which has been recommended for people over 65 years as it gives the best available protection against flu.

The manufacturer of aTIV, Seqirus, has confirmed there is enough vaccine supply available to the NHS in England to meet expected demand.

By mid-November, the complete order for 8.3 million doses of aTIV will have been delivered to GP practices, pharmacies and other providers in England, so vaccine availability in total exceeds anticipated requirements. In 2017/18, around 7.4million over 65s were immunised against flu.




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