Interested in offering your patients the flu vaccination privately?

We have the PGDs and support material to help get you started.


NPA Flu PGD Pack (2017-18 season)

Flu Pack PGDs included Types of training available
General Seasonal Influenza (intramuscular) Generic IM, Fluenz Tetra, Intanza, Tamiflu Full Training (every 2 years)

Practical face-to-face which covers:

Multiple vaccination techniques for administering vaccines through different routes (intramuscular, intranasal, subcutaneous, intradermal) + basic life support + management of anaphylaxis


Online Training


Clinical learning for PGDs + assessment


Refresher training – online only

Required in alternate years from full training.

Online training covering:

Multiple vaccination techniques for administering all types of vaccines (intramuscular, intranasal, subcutaneous, intradermal) + basic life support + management of anaphylaxis


Clinical learning for PGDs + assessment

Hepatitis B Generic  ( Engerix and HBVAXPRO)
Adrenaline Adrenaline injection BP 1:1000
Other Vaccines
Meningitis B Bexsero
Meningitis ACWY Generic covering Menveo and Nimenrix

Why offer a flu vaccination service?

Benefits for your customers:

  • Community pharmacies are highly accessible
    • located within the heart of local communities
    • 96% of the population can access a pharmacy within 20 minutes by walking/public transport
    • Potential to reduce health inequalities through access to hard-to-reach patient groups
    • Help improve the health of the local population
  • Convenient – no appointment necessary
  • Out of hours access due to extended hours/long opening hours
  • Assurance of being vaccinated by a trained, accredited, trusted, front-line health care professional


Benefits for your business:

  • Opportunity to advise and vaccinate patients with long-term health conditions
  • Allows your patients to be better informed on the benefits of a flu vaccination
  • Provide a new skill set for the pharmacist
  • Enable a new income stream for your business
  • Could help build your community profile
  • Can help raise the importance of the role that you can provide to the local community as well as to local and national commissioners
  • Provide an opportunity to raise customer awareness of other services on offer


Flu refresher training

Criteria for refresher training + private flu PGD

The pharmacist must:

  • Have successfully administered 30 or more vaccines during the previous flu season
  • Have successfully completed an accredited, face-to-face seasonal flu training course (covering vaccination techniques, basic life support, and anaphylaxis management) within the last 12 months and can provide a certificate to cover this
  • Sign a declaration to confirm that they are trained, confident and competent to offer the service; this includes administering vaccines, treatment of anaphylaxis and carrying out resuscitation techniques where appropriate
  • Complete the online training modules on vaccination techniques, anaphylaxis, influenza and hepatitis B


 Full vaccination training (online and practical)
Flu PGD training package Practical training held at NPA office/client’s own venue Practical training held at external venue Online training only (vaccination refresher)
NPA member Prices Non-member prices NPA member prices Non-member prices NPA member prices Non-member prices
Flu Pack (2017-18) £85 £128 £115 £173 £23 £35
Flu + Meningitis B1,2 £115 £173 £145 £218 £53 £80
Flu + Meningitis ACWY1,2 £110 £165.50 £140 £210.50 £48 £72.50
Flu + Meningitis B1,2 + Meningitis ACWY1,2 £140 £210.50 £170 £255.50 £58 £117.50
Flu + Oral £205 £308 £235 £353 £143 £215
Flu + Oral + Meningitis B1,2 £235 £353 £265 £398 £173 £260
Flu + Oral + Meningitis ACWY1,2 £230 £345.50 £260 £390.50 £168 £252.50
Flu + Oral + Meningitis B1,2 + Meningitis ACWY1,2 £260 £390.50 £290 £435.50 £198 £297.50