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Community pharmacies administered over 5m flu vaccinations in 2022/23

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Pharmacies have administered more than five million flu vaccinations under the national flu vaccination service in 2022/23, revealed the advanced service flu report published by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

According to the report, 5,007,578 million vaccinations has been administered by community pharmacies in 2022/23. Whilst in 2021/22 the total number of vaccines administered in community pharmacies was 4.85 million.

The service has continued to achieve year-on-year growth in the number of vaccinations administered since it launched in 2015.

Commenting on the end-of-season figures, Alastair Buxton, Director of NHS Services, Community Pharmacy England said: “This season’s flu vaccination figures are yet another example of the incredible contribution that our members and their teams make to protect the public and the NHS as part of a key public health programme.

“Given the significant financial and workforce pressures that our members continue to face, this year on year growth is a fantastic achievement and a testament to their hard work and dedication.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all our members and their teams for their continued hard work and dedication to protect their local communities and our NHS.”

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