National Flu Vaccination Service – Good to Go!

Community pharmacy contractors that fully meet the requirements for provision of the Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service now have the go ahead to provide the service from 1st September 2016. This follows the amendment of the Secretary of State Directions.

A link to the Secretary of State Directions, which provide the legal basis for provision of the service is available from the flu vaccination section of the PSNC website –

Contractors should read PSNC Briefing 040/16: Guidance on the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service 2016/17 (in addition to the service specification and Patient Group Direction) as this provides detailed advice on what contractors need to have in place before providing the service. The briefing can be found at: