C-19 vacs: Preparing for a successful Spring 2024 vaccination campaign

NHS England has written to pharmacy teams to provide further details on the Spring 2024 COVID-19 vaccination campaign including information on timings of the campaign.

The letter says that visits to vaccinate patients in older adult care homes and eligible housebound patients should begin on 15th April 2024. For all other eligible cohorts, vaccinations should start by 22nd April 2024 and end on 30th June 2024.

Information is also provided on when access to the National Booking Service (NBS) will be made available. The NHS will plan to invite and vaccinate those eligible for a spring dose by 30th June 2024, via a combination of local and national invitations. Therefore pharmacy owners providing the service should work on the basis that they will have access to NBS on Tuesday 9th April 2024.  Pharmacy owners must load appointments so that invitations can start, allowing the public to book appointments from Monday 15th April 2024.

Read the NHS England letter

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Reminder: Final day to confirm extension of C-19 vacs contact until 31st August 2024

Pharmacy owners who are currently providing the COVID-19 vaccination service are reminded that the deadline to let their local commissioner know if they are able to continue to provide the COVID-19 vaccination service from 31st March 2024 to 31st August 2024 and are content for their contracts to be extended is today (22nd February 2024).