Flu Vaccination Service & PGD
NHS England and NHS Improvement have approved the patient group direction (PGD) for use by pharmacy contractors during the forthcoming flu vaccination season and it is now available to download from their website.
A minor amendment has also been made to the service specification in paragraph 4.4 to remedy the accidental omission of a reference to using a national protocol for the administration of a vaccine when operating off the pharmacy premises. As highlighted in our earlier news story announcing the publication of the service specification, a decision is still to be made by Ministers as to whether a national protocol will be issued for use in the flu vaccination programme.
Further information on the service, guidance and resources can be found via our Flu Vaccination Hub page.