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Vaccine ordering for the 2018-19 influenza season

Please see below the letter on vaccine ordering for the 2018-19 influenza season, due to be published imminently on the NHS England website.

It recommends the use of the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) for all 65s and over, and the quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) for 18 – under 65s at risk and the deadline for ordering has been extended until 29 March 2018.

If necessary, practices should switch to the more effective vaccine, and suppliers have agreed to keep the same prices as previously agreed.

I WOULD ALSO CONFIRM THAT NHSE has been speaking to the manufacturers and if any practice has difficulty changing their order in the now extended time period then they should not only let NHSE know as suggested in the Q+A but we would like to know too so we can take it up nationally.

Click here to download the document "18-19 VI040 - Vaccine ordering for 2018-19 influenza season - NHS England letter".

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