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Pharmacy-led ‘flu vaccinations not the cure for immunisation dilemma

Last year, only 50% of eligible, at-risk people took up the ‘flu vaccination. In a bid to drive up numbers, pharmacists have been asked to assist ensuring more choice for patients. Dr Mike Townend asks if such a move is well thought through?

Last year, only 50% of eligible, at-risk people took up the ‘flu vaccination. In a bid to drive up numbers, pharmacists have been asked to assist ensuring more choice for patients. Dr Mike Townend asks if such a move is well thought through? The ‘flu vaccination season is almost upon us, and this year pharmacists are being invited to join the national vaccination campaign on a fee per item of service basis. NHS England has stated that this move should help to reach those who would not otherwise receive the vaccine. They have said that ‘Primary care is not achievinghigh

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