Community Pharmacy Flu Vaccination (CPFV) Service
Health and Social Care Workers (HSCWs)
This service is now available from participating pharmacies
(28th September 2020 – 31st March 2021)
CPNI Support training for service providers
*** IMPORTANT UPDATE *** 19th NOV
To support the next phase of the flu vaccination programme:
- Please submit any outstanding CPFV e-record submissions as soon as possible.
- If a pharmacy still has residual CPFV stock, contractors are advised to actively promote this service again to local Health and Social Care Workers.
- In order to minimise wastage, in instances where the CPFV stock cannot be used locally, contractors may consider the transfer of CPFV QIVc stock between pharmacies providing this process strictly adheres to the principles outlined within the correspondence listed below.
See Contactor Update CPNI CU 201119A 19th Nov
HSCB will continue to monitor flu vaccines stocks within community pharmacy for the commissioned service over the coming weeks to ensure sufficient vaccine remains available within the sector, while at the same time minimising the risk of potential waste.
To support the HSCB balance supply and demand of flu vaccines across providers, contractors are asked to:
New Vaccine Allocation Update – CP Seasonal Flu Vaccination Service Updated 27th Nov
Community Pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service
This service allows HSCWs (see definition list below) 16 years old and over to be vaccinated free of charge from participating community pharmacies across Northern Ireland (see map above).
Those HSCWs wishing to be vaccinated through this service should:
- Bring staff photographic ID or proof of their employment in a healthcare setting (so that the pharmacist can confirm you work as a HSCW).
- Check with your desired pharmacy if you need to book an appointment.
- Confirm with the pharmacy that they have started to provide the service.
- Confirm with the pharmacy if there are any additional infection control measures in place that you will need to adhere to whilst attending for vaccination, such as face coverings.*
- Not attend the pharmacy or vaccination appointment if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Instead contact the pharmacy to get advice and rearrange your appointment.*
*This also applies to chaperones