Vaccine Supply

Flu Vaccine Arrangements 2016/17

Scottish Government is introducing a new system this year for the seasonal influenza vaccination programme. Tenders have been issued for the procurement and distribution of the vaccines and doctors will be advised on when and how to obtain supplies. We know that there continues to be some confusion over the new arrangements and we would suggest that any queries from practices should be referred to the flu vaccine coordinator at the NHS board.

We are disappointed that in spite of our strong representations on the value that community pharmacy involvement brings the Government has chosen to introduce a new and untested system.