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Directed Enhanced Service Specification Seasonal influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme 2020/21
Date: September 7, 2020
Directed Enhanced Service Specification Seasonal influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme 2020/21

NHS England have now published the updated flu specification for 2020/21 and the updated DES directions. The updated specification makes a number of changes to the previously published version, expanding the eligible groups, with potential further expansion later in the year. In addition when offering vaccination to eligible patients practices are encouraged to request that the patient advises the practice of their ethnicity status if they have not previously provided this information to the practice. Where provided by the patient or their carer, the practice must record the ethnicity information in the patient record. This is in order to improve data recording to support our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and any potential immunisation programme. Commissioners will invite practices to participate in the 2020/21 Flu DES before 7 September 2020 and practices will need to respond no later than 14 September 2020


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