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Rise in Flu Jabs in 2019/20 Season

Community pharmacies in England completed 1.71 million NHS flu vaccinations in 2019/20 – a 19.6 percent jump on the previous year, newly published NHS data shows.

The figures for the entire 2019-20 influenza immunisation season, released by the NHS Business Services Agency and analysed by PharmData, reveal total payments to pharmacies for the year at £32.34m, comprising £15.96m in vaccine cost reimbursement and £16.37m in professional fees.

A total of 9,272 pharmacies participated in the NHS seasonal flu vaccination advanced service in 2019/20, an increase of 201 (2.2 percent) on the previous year.