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Accessing government supplied flu vaccines

All GP practices in England should have received a link by email to declare whether you accessed DHSC supplied flu vaccines. The deadline to submit your declaration is 11.59pm on Friday 30 April.

If your GP practice has not received a link to the declaration by email, you can complete the declaration online.

Details of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) 2020/21 influenza vaccination programme are available at gov.uk

Read our guidance documents for important information for all practices administering flu vaccines 2020/21:

GP flu assurance briefing note - December 2020 (Word: 228KB)

Important information for all practices administering flu vaccines 2020/21 (Word: 96KB)

Claiming your item of service fee

If you’re a GP, you should record government supplied flu vaccines within the patient record (PCR).

You'll get a £10.06 item of service fee for each vaccination recorded on your clinical system and extracted via GPES for payment.

Claiming for the cost of your vaccines

You should continue to claim in the usual way for locally procured flu vaccines - do not include Public Health England or government supplied stock.

Completing a return

As explained in Appendix B of DHSC’s guidance for general practice in England on accessing DHSC centrally supplied flu vaccines, you'll need to complete a return to us by the end of April 2021.

This return will include:

  • information on how many locally procured vaccines of each type your practice has purchased, administered, redistributed or returned to manufacturers during the season
  • a declaration that DHSC vaccines supplied to the practice have not been used to vaccinate private patients or have not been passed to a third party in exchange for payment
  • information on how many DHSC supplied vaccines of each type your practice has sourced from each manufacturer during the season and of these, how many have been administered, redistributed or destroyed
  • a declaration signed by a GP partner of the practice confirming that to their knowledge, the information provided is accurate and the practice has claimed appropriately for both locally procured and centrally supplied vaccines

More information about the declaration is included within Appendix C in DHSC’s guidance for general practice in England on accessing DHSC centrally supplied flu vaccines.