New pharmacy record: over 5 million flu vaccinations administered
Pharmacy owners and their teams, have proved yet again, that they can deliver vital public health services at scale and pace, having administered over 5 million flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service, a new record for the sector.
The NHS Business Services Authority has published the Advanced Service Flu report which shows that pharmacies administered 5,007,578 million vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2022/23. Whilst in 2021/22 the total number of vaccines administered in community pharmacies was 4.85 million.
The service has continued to achieve year-on-year growth in the number of vaccinations administered since it launched in 2015.
Number of flu vaccinations administered by pharmacies since the service launched in 2015/16
Commenting on the end-of-season figures, Alastair Buxton, Director of NHS Services, Community Pharmacy England said:
“This season’s flu vaccination figures are yet another example of the incredible contribution that our members and their teams make to protect the public and the NHS as part of a key public health programme.
“Given the significant financial and workforce pressures that our members continue to face, this year on year growth is a fantastic achievement and a testament to their hard work and dedication.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to all our members and their teams for their continued hard work and dedication to protect their local communities and our NHS.”