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Unlicensed US flu jab approved for temporary use in UK

An unlicensed flu vaccine used in the US for the past three winters has been granted temporary authorisation for the UK.

Seasonal woes – with an added twist

When it comes to advising customers on how to protect themselves against winter ailments this year, there is the added complication of Covid-19 to take into account.

Opinion: Pay pharmacy what it deserves for flu jabs

When you compare the fee community pharmacy is being paid for flu jabs with  ‘Eat Out to Help Out’, you can’t help but wonder whether the Government has got its priorities right...

Pharmacies ‘will get flu vaccines at same time as GPs’

Community pharmacies will receive additional supplies of flu vaccine from the start of November along with general practices, the PSNC has stressed.

Flu jab demand up threefold on 2019 levels

Community pharmacies vaccinated more than 650,000 NHS patients in the first three weeks of this year’s flu jab service.

People with Covid and flu twice as likely to die, warns PHE

People infected with flu and Covid-19 are twice as likely to die than those with coronavirus.

Four Scottish health boards confirm pharmacy flu jab plans

Four of Scotland’s 14 health boards have confirmed they will involve community pharmacies in their winter flu jab service this year.

Government 'must involve pharmacy in winter season planning'

RPS president Sandra Gidley has urged the government to ensure pharmacies are involved in its preparations for the winter. 

Pharmacies could close temporarily to prioritise flu jabs

Community pharmacies in England could be allowed to close temporarily to allow them to cope with high demand for flu vaccination this winter.

Major flu jab scheme expansion to include over-50s

The government has added new groups of people to the upcoming national flu vaccination programme. 

Flu jabs rise 20 per cent in 2019/20 season in England

Community pharmacies in England completed 1.71 million NHS flu vaccinations in 2019-20 – a 19.6 per cent jump on the previous year.

Insight: Testing times ahead?

By Alexander Humphries* It is important that pharmacy begins to look towards the next set of challenges. Once there is a reliable and simple test for Covid-19, pharmacies are ideally placed to test and certify who is safe to return to work...

GP consultations for flu on rise in last seven days

Hospital and intensive care admission rates for flu has decreased over the last week but GP consultations increased.      

Flu cases continue to rise

The final days of 2019 saw influenza activity continuing to increase in the community.

Season’s greetings

Researchers are exploring promising therapeutic avenues for coughs and colds but symptomatic remedies will remain a pharmacy mainstay for now.

Resources on the way for 'Help Us Help You' campaign

The Help Us Help You winter campaign returns and distribution of campaign materials has begun.

A window of opportunity?

Winter is on the way and with it an increase in common minor ailments such as cough, cold, sore throat and flu.

NHS flu vaccination advertising starts early October

The campaign will consist of TV, radio and digital advertising supported by search and partnership activity.

Welsh pharmacy flu jab success

Researchers from the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences analysed records of flu vaccinations delivered in community pharmacies

Technicians give children flu vaccine in new trial

Thousands of schoolchildren on the Isle of Wight had flu vaccines administered by pharmacy technicians

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