The Healthcare Standard

More Vaccinations Could Be Provided in Community Pharmacies, Says Advisory Group

An interim report from NHS England and NHS Improvement into immunisation and vaccination provision has proposed building on community pharmacy’s contribution to vaccination services.

Community pharmacy vaccination services are seen as accessible and convenient for patients

An advisory group reviewing immunisation and vaccination provision in the NHS has said it will look at increasing the number of vaccinations being delivered in community pharmacy.

The group, which is carrying out a ‘Vaccinations and Immunisations Review’, and which includes representatives from NHS England and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, said this may “build upon” community pharmacy’s flu vaccine service.

 

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