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Flu vaccine supplies - update December 2018

Quadrivalent inactivated flu vaccine (QIV)

Recommended group:-

Those aged 18-64 years with at-risk conditions, including pregnant women, are recommended to be offered quadrivalent inactivated flu vaccine (QIV).

Supply position as at 20th December 2018:-

Due to much higher than anticipated orders across Scotland, QIV has been removed from the OM Movianto on-line ordering platform. To ensure QIV supply is targeted at appropriate patients short term measures have been introduced and, based on historical uptake, orders may be queried. OM Movianto is still accepting orders placed by telephone on 01234 248623, however there are restrictions on the quantity of vaccines that can be ordered. Some requests may be escalated to NHS National Procurement and Immunisation Co ordinator for review.

GPs are requested to:

  1. ensure that only those in the clinical risk groups under the age of 65 receive QIV  
  2. collaborate locally, in liaison with the HSCP's NHS Board Immunisation Lead, and share unused QIV among practices (subject to the local cold chain arrangements that meet with the Board's Pharmacy approval)

 Trivalent inactivated flu vaccine (TIV)

Recommended group:-

Those aged 65-74 years are recommended to be offered a trivalent inactivated flu vaccine (TIV).

Supply position as at 12th October 2018:-

There are no supply constraints for TIV and this vaccine remains available to order on the OM Movianto on-line ordering platform.

Adjuvanted trivalent inactivated flu vaccine (aTIV)

Recommended group:-

Those aged 75 years or more are recommended to be offered an adjuvanted trivalent inactivated flu vaccine (aTIV).

Supply position as at 20th December 2018:-

aTIV can no longer be ordered online but needs to be requested from Movianto by telephone.

Pharmacy Public Health may contact practices to confirm requirements if they have already received significantly more vaccine than anticipated

Fluenz

Fluenz stock has a short shelf life and current distributed stock will expire. Supplies of later dated stock are limited and practices should vaccinate any children requiring vaccination as soon as possible.

 

Page updated 20th Dec 2018