Flu Vaccination Advanced Service

The 2021/22 NHS Flu Advanced Service ended on 31st March 2022.

The 2022/23 service is expected to commence from 1st September 2022.

 

The annual flu letter for the 2022/23 season was published on 22nd April 2022 – see here.

The letter reconfirms the eligible cohorts for the 2022/23 season and the vaccines which will be reimbursable (originally detailed in the flu vaccination reimbursement letter issued on 2nd March 2022 – see flu vaccine ordering below for further details).

The service specification and PGD for the Community Pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 2022/23 will be published in due course; PSNC will inform contractors once these are available through its usual communication channels.

 

Please refer to the PSNC Flu Vaccination Hub here for information about the service including the latest news and updates.

 

Flu Vaccine Ordering for the 2022/23 Flu Vaccination Programme

NHSE&I published their flu vaccination reimbursement letter for the 2022/23 season on the 2nd March 2022 – see here. This letter provides information on flu vaccines which will be reimbursable under the 2022/23 service as well as details of eligible cohorts (a key change for 2022/23 is a return to pre-pandemic eligibility criteria).

While the reimbursable vaccines for the coming season remain unchanged, there are changes to the first line vaccination recommendations. It is important that all contractors that provide the Flu Vaccination Service review the contents of the letter and use the information contained within to inform their ordering of flu vaccine for the season ahead.

 

Other Briefing Documents and Resources

 

Pharmacy Team Resources

This PSNC page contains additional information and resources for pharmacy teams.

 

Training Requirements for the National Flu Vaccination Service

Please refer to the PSNC website here.

 

Service Delivery Resources – Promoting the Service to Patients

Please refer to the PSNC website here.

 

Claiming Payment

All payments must be claimed monthly via the NHSBSA Manage Your Service (MYS) portal. See the NHSBSA animation on how to submit your flu vaccination claim on MYS.

PharmOutcomes will be able to pre-populate claim information in MYS each month, so that the contractor then just needs to login to MYS at the start of the following month to confirm that the information is correct and then to submit the claim.

Claims for the 2021/22 flu season will be accepted by the NHSBSA within six months of administration of the vaccination or by 31st August 2022, whichever date is earlier, in accordance with the usual Drug Tariff claims process. Later claims will not be processed. Payments to contractors will be made monthly as part of their normal payment schedule.

See PSNC page on claiming payments here if further information is required.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The PSNC website is a great source of information and resources for pharmacy teams. This includes a useful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers page which are updated on an ongoing basis:

Flu Vaccination FAQs

 

 

Last Updated: 7th June 2022