Community pharmacies have administered over 500,000 flu jabs in this year’s vaccination campaign, says PSNC. Last year the total number of vaccines administered in community pharmacies under the national Flu Vaccination Service was 950,765, so the challenge is on...

However, for those hoping for an early ‘flu bonanza’ are likely to be disappointed. GP consultation rates for flu-like illness remain low across the UK, according to the National Influenza Report, and in Europe and North America little to no flu activity has been reported.

The incidence of flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) across the winter months can be followed in Public Health England’s weekly report.

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