Pharmacy flu vaccinations hit 500,000

More than half a million flu vaccinations have been administered through pharmacies during this season’s flu vaccination service in less than five weeks, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has announced.

At the same point of the flu vaccination programme last year, around 450,000 vaccinations had been delivered via pharmacies, but the PSNC warned that these figures may not be directly comparable because of recording differences.

The total number of vaccinations already administered “will be even higher” as some pharmacy teams are not using the PharmOutcomes and Sonar Informatics electronic systems to record administration of vaccines, the PSNC said.

However, already more pharmacies have signed up to deliver the vaccine this winter than signed…