Vaccine Supply

Vaccine supply arrangements in Scotland

Since 2016, the Scottish Government has run a central procurement system for the seasonal influenza vaccination programme. Tenders are issued for the procurement and distribution of the vaccines and doctors are advised on when and how to obtain supplies. We know that there continues to be some confusion over the new arrangements and we would suggest that any queries from GP practices should be referred to the flu vaccine coordinator at the NHS board.

The 2018 General Medical Services (GMS) contract has specified that all vaccination programmes will be moved out of general practice by the end of 2021, with each Health and Social Care partnership responsible for the transformation of services. The opportunity for community pharmacy to be involved in the provision of NHS flu vaccinations is currently being investigated.

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