Services Database The Influenza Immunisation in Community Pharmacies Local Authority Employees

Service ID



Individuals who are eligible to access this service are employees of Bolton Council (including Bolton Cares) who present either to an on-site vaccination session or to the pharmacy with an ID badge.

Location of service

Bolton LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Seasonal influenza vaccination

Other organisations involved


Start date: 31/10/2017
End date: 31/12/2017




The pharmacy Contractor will ensure that any pharmacist who is involved in administering a vaccine has successfully completed a training course that meets the requirements of the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training (published by the Health Protection Agency).

Training must provide pharmacists with the skills necessary for administering intra-muscular injection, including:

  • needle length and needle bevel – research findings on the significance of this;
  • body mass and choice of needle length;
  • intramuscular sites and the rationale for this choice;
  • how to administer an intramuscular injection, including patient assessment, side effects and contraindications to influenza administration;
  • anaphylaxis – recognition and treatment.

Able to demonstrate competency by meeting the requirements in the relevant CPPE Declaration of Competence for community pharmacy services.