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Success for pharmacy flu services with 90% of LPCs involved

 

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Success for pharmacy flu services with 90% of LPCs involved

Almost 90% of local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) have reported having a local pharmacy flu vaccination scheme commissioned during the 2014/15 season.

The services were commissioned by 21 of the 25 NHS England area teams, across 69 LPCs. More than 5,000 contractors signed up to the services, and in some areas up to 84% of those signed up were active vaccination providers.

The findings, which came from a PSNC email survey of LPCs, show that NHS teams are beginning to understand the value that community pharmacy flu vaccination services can offer. PSNC and LPCs have been working hard to make this case, highlighting the strong evidence we have for the positive impact that community pharmacies can have on vaccination rates.