Services Database Influenza Vaccination Scheme (West Berkshire District Area)

Service ID



The aims of this service are to:

  • provide influenza vaccinations to identified groups of employees or others, within the Reading Borough Council boundaries and West Berkshire Unitary Authority employees who present to a participating pharmacy;
  • to reduce the serious morbidity and mortality from influenza disease by reducing the transmission of influenza to vulnerable patients/clients;
  • maximise the uptake of influenza vaccinations; and
  • maintain business continuity by protecting front-line workers within the local authority and care settings.

All eligible people will be given a voucher from their employer entitling them to an influenza vaccination. Arrangements for influenza clinics to be held within the areas of interest below will be arranged between a pharmacy and West Berkshire Council:

  • influenza clinics held within schools across West Berkshire catering for children and young people with learning difficulties and other associated difficulties;
  • community pharmacies;
  • care homes; and
  • early years settings such as play schools and nurseries.

Location of service

Thames Valley LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Seasonal influenza vaccination

Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/09/2017
End date: 31/03/2018




  • Practical training with regard to the administration of the vaccine;
  • Training with regard to basic life support and the recognition and initial treatment of anaphylaxis; and
  • Training to undertake administration of medicines under Patient Group Directions.