Services Database Influenza Pilot 2013-14
The aims of the service are to increase access to the seasonal influenza vaccine for those ages between 18 and 65 in the clinical at risk groups and to increase the uptake of seasonal influenza across Devon and Cornwall. Eligible patients are identified by pharmacy staff through prescriptions and the PNR and exclusion criteria applied to ensure that the pharmacy is the most suitable option for the patient to receive their vaccination. Administration of the vaccine must be by accredited pharmacists in suitable premises which include a consultation area with hand washing facilities, seating and enough area for a patient to lie down in the event of a reaction. The pharmacy must have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place for the service.
The patient's GP must be notified of the vaccination by the pharmacy within 5 days.
Location of service
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LPC
Method of commissioning
NHS Enhanced service (AT)
Source of funding
Seasonal influenza vaccination
Other organisations involved
Start date: 01/10/2013
End date: 31/03/2014
Immunisation administration training in accordance with HPA Core Curriculum, including vaccine preventable disease, cold chain requirements, intramuscular immunisation technique, use of Patient Group Directions and flu vaccine administration.
Annual training on anaphylaxis.