From tomorrow (Saturday, 15th October 2022), community pharmacy contractors can begin vaccinating 50 to 64 year olds that are NOT in a clinical risk group. This opens eligibility to around 12 million more people.
Contractors are reminded that they must ensure the correct flu vaccines are being used for each patient cohort within the NHS flu vaccination service as confirmed in the flu reimbursement letter for the 2022/23 season.
Reminders to clinically at-risk groups
To maximise vaccine uptake, NHS England has confirmed that it is sending out flu recall text messages to clinically at-risk people with a recorded mobile number on their records. The message will invite recipients to make an appointment for a flu vaccination. It will highlight to the recipient, that their records indicate that they have a health condition that puts them at an increased risk of getting seriously ill from flu. The text will encourage them to have their vaccination to protect themselves and the people around them.
The Department of Health and Social Care have advised that manufacturers still have stock available and that contractors seeking additional stock to meet patient demand can order this directly from manufacturers.
Summary table of manufacturers with vaccine stock still available to order for 50 to 64-year olds:
VACCINE TYPE AVAILABLE
HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER
Customer services information email:
Phone: 0800 854 430 (option 1)
Customers are able to place vaccines orders with Sanofi through three routes:
Calling or emailing customer services
Discussing with their Vaccine Account Manager. Note this is dependent on customer type
Ordering online via our e-commerce platform Vaxishop www.vaxishop.co.uk
Customer Services Information