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Influenza Vaccinations and Dispensing 2020 – Updated information for DDs

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS

Influenza Vaccinations and Dispensing – Updated information for Dispensing and Non-Dispensing practices

Dr Philip Koopowitz

Introduction

The criteria for eligibility for having a flu jab have been expanded in light of the Covid 19 pandemic. We can all expect a rush from patients keen to protect themselves from the annual Influenza virus. Influenza vaccinations provide both dispensing and non-dispensing practices an opportunity to practice good quality preventative medicine and at the same time ensure they are being paid appropriately for the services being provided.

There are 3 elements to the payments, namely, Reimbursement for the Prescription Services for flu jabs that have been bought by the practice, Payments for Direct Enhanced Services and QoF Achievement payments.

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