Community pharmacies are required to participate in up to six mandated public health campaigns each year. As you are aware, this contractual requirement was suspended during the Covid-19 crisis earlier this year. It has now been announced that pharmacies will take part in two mandatory health campaigns for the rest of 2020/21. In addition, pharmacies may choose to participate in any other public health campaign should they wish to do so.
The first mandatory campaign will focus on flu vaccination, encouraging eligible people to get vaccinated. This campaign will begin in early October with campaign resources being delivered to pharmacies around that time.
The second campaign will focus on the management of winter illnesses and is expected to take place in the New Year.
Further details will be provided about both campaigns as soon as they become available. Resources for these mandatory campaigns will be posted on the LPC website on this page.