Flu and Covid jab programme brought forward

The Government has now announced that flu and covid vaccinations will start in September, after having recently pushed the start date back to October.

Chair of RPS in England Ms Tase Oputu said:

“The short notice changes to the start date for the winter vaccination programme have created confusion for pharmacy teams trying to make plans, and for the public. The Government must plan ahead more decisively next year to avoid such uncertainty.

“It’s vital people who are eligible come forward for their flu and COVID-19 booster vaccines as soon as possible to help keep themselves and their families safe from the viruses ahead of winter.

“Pharmacy teams will now revert to their usual routine of beginning jabs in September and remain an essential element in the Government’s vaccination plans.”

See our RPS support alert on the vaccination programme for more details


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