Public Health England has updated the patient group directions for the forthcoming flu vaccination season.
Three PGDs are affected: Administration of intramuscular inactivated influenza vaccine; Inactivated influenza vaccine (Intanza); and Live attenuated influenza vaccine (Fluenz Tetra). Each of the three PGDs will be valid from September 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018.
Before use, the templates will need further local authorisation “by an appropriate authorising person, relating to the class of person by whom product is to be supplied, in accordance with the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (HMR),” says PHE. “This may be a clinical governance or patient safety lead, who has designated responsibility for signing PGDs on behalf of the authorising body.”