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Official end of the flu season announced

No reimbursement for anti-virals

May 10th 2019

Tagged: Clinical guidance news Dispensary guidance news

By Ailsa Colquhoun

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the official end of the flu season.

In an alert dated Wednesday 8 May, prescribers are told not to prescribe or supply antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza on an FP10 prescription form.

The alert also sets out arrangements for prescribing antivirals for localised community outbreaks of influenza during the ‘out of season’ period.


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