Flu Vaccination Service 2018-19

 21st August 2018

PSNC has alerted the LPC that there are some changes to the 2018/19 Flu vaccination Service and the service specification and PGD were published on Monday 20th August 2018.


In summary the changes include:

  • 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.
  • Pharmacists need only undertake face-to-face training for the service every three years (this is an extension from the previous requirement for training every two years).
  • The requirement for contractors to register to offer the service with NHS BSA has been removed.
  • Payment claims from pharmacies can now be made electronically.

Documentation for the provision of the services;


The national flu immunisation programme letter for 2018/19: