Vaccinations 2017/18

Recommissioning of MenAWCY 

MenACWY will be recommissioned has been extended up to 30th September!

New: MenACWY briefing for the extension to Sept 2018

You MUST register to provide this recommissioned service. Even if you provided the Vaccination advanced service 2017/18 you will need to register again

SLA & Service specification for MenACWY (From 1st April 2018)

If you wish to continue with the MenACWY under the new service specification, please complete the following steps:

  1. Register your intention to provide at
  2. Read through, Print and sign the above SLA and service specification. This should be done by the pharmacy manager or lead vaccination pharmacist. The signed copies should be kept on file at the pharmacy- DO NOT SEND TO NHSE OR ANY OTHER ORGANISATION
  3. Each pharmacist providing this service must read through and sign a copy of the relevant PGD (Available from the service module in Sonar)
  4. Download all further service documents from the Sonar service module.
  5. The vaccine to be used in this service will still be Nimenrix and must be ordered from Pfizer using the ordering details below.

Pfizer Vaccines Customer Service Team on 0800 0894033 or at Email: at a specially discounted price quoting the unique identifier “LONDON ACWY”.


Final Guidance on Ordering for 2018/19

NHSE has issued final guidance for ordering vaccine for the 2018/18 flu season.

For the 2018/19 season, all pharmacies participating in the scheme should offer the following.

  • The adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) for all 65s and over. Given aTIV was only licensed for use in the UK in August 2017, this was not an option for the 2017/18 season. However, the JCVI advice is that this is now the best option for 2018/19 for 65+ age group
  • The quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) for 18 – under 65s at risk. In light of an independent cost-effectiveness study into QIV undertaken by Public Health England and considered by
    JCVI, the Green Book was updated in October 2017 to provide the advice that QIV is the best option for 18-65 at-risk groups in the 2018/19 season. It is also used for the
    childhood programme.

The PSNC and NHSE guidance is very clear – Over 65’s cannot be given QIV instead of a-TIV. If a GP or Community Pharmacist does, they would be asked to justify their decision based on the clinical evidence the PHE guidance is based on.

NHSE has also included an FAQ in the updated guidance. If you have any queries, please check here in the first instance.

Click here for guidance document from NHSE

In light of the updated guidance, you may need to adjust your order accordingly.

If you are having difficulties changing your order, please contact the immunisation team.

For any further queries or concerns, please contact the LPC office.


The Vaccination service 2017/18 has now ended, documents from this service are available below but are no longer in use.

Registration 17/18

Pharmacies must register for BOTH the National and London service BEFORE administering vaccinations.

National: Click here to register for the National Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 2017/18

London: Click here to register for the London Pharmacy Vaccination Service 2017/18

Briefings & Guidance for Vaccinations 2017/18


Vaccination Documents 2017/18


Click here to download the above documents


Click here to download all the above documents


Stay Well this Winter campaign

Flu will be part of the Stay Well This Winter campaign, launching on 9th October.

For campaign overview and to download resources, please see the following link.


Pharmacies & Vaccinations in Care Homes and Schools

Vaccinations in Care Homes & Schools packs

Winter readiness information for London care homes 2017 and 2018

Winter readiness information for London schools 2017-2018

Protocol for Vaccination for those who work in care homes


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