Flu Vaccination Service: An update on vaccine supply

Flu Vaccination Service: An update on vaccine supply

July 24, 2019

July 18, 2019

Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement have issued a letter to general practices and community pharmacy contractors regarding the supply of quadrivalent flu vaccines. Manufacturers of quadrivalent flu vaccines have informed them that the delayed World Health Organization recommendation on vaccine strain has had an impact on their vaccine supply.

Sanofi Pasteur has indicated they plan to phase some of the deliveries of the inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccines for those at risk and under 65 years, with some vaccines being delivered by the end of November 2019.

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.

Click here to view the letter



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