UPDATE: Flu Vaccine Supply for 2019/20

There have been a number of updates recently with regard to possible delays in supply for the forthcoming season. Please read on for more information ...


Public Health England - July 2019

The following information has been forwarded to all pharmacies by letter from NHS England - South (Wessex)

PH 654 - letter attached below

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Please see the following attachment letter from Public Health England which provides information and guidance regarding the delayed decision by WHO (World Health Organisation) regarding influenza virus strains and its ramifications with regard to manufacturers supply for the 2019 / 20 season


MASTA update - July 2019

The following information has been forwarded to all pharmacies that have placed orders for this years stock by letter from MASTA


PSNC - July 2019

Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement have issued a letter to general practices and community pharmacy contractors regarding a delay in the supply of quadrivalent flu vaccines (see above)

Contractors are therefore advised, if they have placed an order for quadrivalent influenza vaccines, to contact the relevant manufacturer or supplier to confirm delivery dates in order to plan effectively for the season.

More details are shown on the following PSNC website page:

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