Flu vac: PGD and national protocol published

NHS England (NHSE) have approved the patient group direction (PGD) for use by community pharmacy owners during the forthcoming flu vaccination season. This follows publication of the national protocol earlier in the week by the UK Health Security Agency.

The publication of both documents, follows updates to the flu service specification following the amendment to the National Flu Immunisation Programme 2024/25 letter, in response to the news that the Sanofi recombinant quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIVr) will not be available for the 2024/25 flu vaccination programme.

Download the NHS Flu Vaccination PGD

Download the inactivated influenza vaccine national protocol

Following the change in legislation, the PGD has been updated so pharmacy technicians can now provide flu vaccinations via the flu PGD this coming season.

Further information on the service, guidance and resources can be found on our Flu Vaccination Hub page.


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