Services Database Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Immunisation Programme 2014-15

Service ID



The service allows a pharmacist, under a Patient Group Direction (PGD), to administer the influenza vaccine to patients who are aged between 18-64 years of age who have one of the following conditions (at- risk groups):

  • chronic respiratory disease;
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
  • chronic heart disease;
  • chronic kidney disease;
  • chronic liver disease;
  • chronic neurological disease;
  • diabetes;
  • immunosuppression; or
  • are pregnant.

Location of service

Cheshire & Wirral LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

Seasonal influenza vaccination

Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/10/2014
End date: 31/03/2015




Pharmacists who wish to administer influenza vaccines under the PGD need to complete the following:

  • Training to undertake supply and administration of medicines under PGD;
  • Appropriate training and updates on the administration of immunisations, in accordance with local policy and national Public Health England (PHE) guidance, and can demonstrate competence in these areas
  • Appropriate training and updates on resuscitation and management of anaphylaxis and demonstrates competence in this area in accordance with the service level agreement (SLA);
  • Basic life support training within the last three years and received an annual update on Basic Life Support and the management of anaphylaxis in the community; and
  • Appropriate training to ensure the pharmacist has knowledge of national guidance for the current flu season.