Services Database Influenza Vaccination 2013-14 (Across the London Area – 13 LPCs Involved)
Please note this service is commissioned across London by the London Area Team. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same seasonal influenza vaccination service in their areas:
- Barnet, Enfield & Haringey LPC
- Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich LPC
- Brent and Harrow LPC
- Camden and Islington LPC
- City and Hackney LPC
- Croydon LPC
- Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow LPC
- Hillingdon LPC
- Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster LPC
- Kingston, Richmond and Twickenham LPC
- Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham LPC
- North East London LPC
- Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth LPC
The service has only been added onto the Services Database under this entry to avoid duplication.
The aim of the service is to provide seasonal flu vaccination for people identified as being in the over 65 age group or in the at-risk under 65 adult group (including pregnant women) and increase access to immunisation.
Patients meeting the inclusion criteria will be offered the opportunity of receiving a flu immunisation at the pharmacy administered by an accredited pharmacist under the authority of the PGD.
Pharmacists must have access to equipment for treating anaphylaxis and provide the service in a designated room within the pharmacy or alternative premises. Each pharmacist should be able to vaccinate at least 20 persons during the relevant period.
The service is available within the London Region.
Location of service
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey LPC
Method of commissioning
NHS Enhanced service (AT)
Source of funding
Seasonal influenza vaccination
Other organisations involved
Start date: 01/09/2013
End date: 28/02/2014
To become accredited pharmacists must have attended and completed an NHS approved training course that meets the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation, and passed a recognised basic life support training course within the last 12 months.
MESSAGE FROM KENNY GIBSON, HEAD OF EARLY YEARS, IMMUNISATIONS & MILITARY HEALTH (Commissioner of this service from Community Pharmacy)
I wanted to write and thank you all on behalf of London immunisation group for community pharmacy - you are doing a sterling job in the seasonal flu jabbing for Londoners and people who work in London. Thanks for all your personal commitment and energy.
You have now jabbed about 50,000 people and we would wish you to continue this project. We are especially delighted to see all the pregnant women using your service.
We have considered the data you have collated and would recommend you focus on under 65s with mental health and neurological conditions since these adults are especially prone to the serious consequences of contacting flu virus.