Covid 19 National Guidance
Childrens programme update 11.10.23
- Covid-19 Vaccination Enhanced Service Specification Autumn/Winter 2023/24
- Template collaboration agreement for PCN Groupings delivering Covid-19 and influenza vaccinations
- Template collaboration agreement for practices collaborating to deliver influenza vaccinations
It is anticipated that the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will advise that influenza and Covid-19 vaccinations should be co-administered as the default where the patient consents and it is clinically indicated to do so. As a consequence, any practice participating in the Covid-19 Enhanced Service must also deliver the Seasonal Influenza Enhanced Services.
We have updated the Covid-19 vaccination payment arrangements to reflect the efficiencies of co-administration and the need for continued investment in local outreach:
The Item of Service fee from 1 September 2023 will be £10.06 for each influenza vaccine administered to an eligible patient and £7.54 for each Covid-19 vaccine administered to an eligible patient. That means when Covid-19 and flu vaccines are co-administered, the combined fee will be £17.60.
In addition, there will be continued investment in local outreach and a more targeted approach to improve uptake in historically less well-served communities.
A supplement of £10.00 will be paid for each Covid-19 vaccination administered to a housebound patient.
We will communicate the start date for the Covid-19 and influenza campaigns to participating practices following receipt of recommendations from JCVI but we anticipate that this will be in October 2023.