Flu vaccination data for 2017/18
Published on: 6th April 2018 | Updated on: 15th March 2022
This page of the website contains data on provision of the Flu Vaccination Advanced Service that has been provided to Community Pharmacy England by PharmOutcomes, Sonar Informatics and NHS England/NHSBSA during the 2017/18 flu season.
Community pharmacists in England administered 1,344,462 flu vaccinations to patients under the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2017/18.
The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has published the Advanced Service Flu Report 2017/18, detailing the community pharmacy contractors who signed up to provide the service, as well as the NHS England area, vaccines administered, and drug and fee costs.
The number of community pharmacies which provided the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2017/18 was 8,987 (77.1% of all community pharmacies in England).
The average number of vaccinations carried out by each participating pharmacy was 150, although one contractor greatly exceeded this by completing over 1,000 vaccinations.
Compared to the 2016/17 flu season, the NHSBSA figures show that the total number of flu vaccinations administered this year was higher by 393,697 with 536 more contractors having provided the service.
The Excel and PDF document below contain information on the number of flu vaccinations administered as part of the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18 which have been entered into the PharmOutcomes, Sonar Informatics or Healthi systems.
Some contractors are unable to use or have decided not to use these electronic systems to record administration of vaccines. Therefore the total number of vaccinations administered by community pharmacists under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2017/18 will be higher than the number recorded in the Excel and PDF documents below.
This data from shows the eligibility groups of patients who have been vaccinated (Updated to 5th April 2018).
Some contractors are not able to use or have decided not to use electronic systems to record administration of vaccines. Therefore this data does not cover all patients vaccinated during the 2017/18 service.
|Vaccination eligibility group||PharmOutcomes||Sonar||Healthi|
|Aged over 65||66.5%||57.4%||81%|
|Chronic heart disease||2.8%||3.8%||3.1%|
|Chronic kidney disease||0.4%||0.4%||0.6%|
|Chronic liver disease||0.2%||0.2%||0%|
|Chronic neurological disease||1.3%||1.2%||1.2%|
|Chronic respiratory disease||12.8%||13%||5%|
|Household contact of immunocompromised individual||0.6%||0.7%||0.6%|
|Person in long-stay residential or home||0.2%||0.3%||0%|
|Social care workers||0.5%||0.1%||0%|
The number of community pharmacies which provided the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2017/18 was 8,981 (77.1% of all community pharmacies in England).