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Vaccinations and immunisations to become essential contractual serviceSubscription

07 Feb 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

The new GP contract has stated that vaccinations and immunisations will become an essential service this year.

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GPs should call in all eligible children for flu vaccine by early DecemberSubscription

25 Nov 2019 By

Public Health England and NHS England have advised GPs to call in all eligible children for flu vaccination by early December, following an end to the temporary pause in ordering the nasal flu vaccines. 

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Pregnancy flu vaccination ‘effective’ at protecting babies, PHE study showsSubscription

20 Nov 2019 By Emma Wilkinson

Flu vaccination during pregnancy is effective in preventing infection and hospitalisation in babies, even when the main circulating strain differs from that in the vaccine, Public Health England research has shown. 

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Practices and pharmacies told they can share supplies amid flu vaccine shortagesSubscription

13 Nov 2019 By Costanza Pearce

GP practices and pharmacies will no longer be barred from sharing flu vaccination stock without a wholesaler licence, NHS England has confirmed.

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GPs asked to spread out pneumococcal vaccine over year due to shortagesSubscription

08 Nov 2019 By Emma Wilkinson

Shortages of pneumococcal vaccine mean that GPs will be unable to offer it alongside flu vaccine in some groups of patients. 

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