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This is a new specification for area teams to commission routine seasonal influenza vaccinations and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccinations. This programme is effective from 1 August 2014 to 31 March 2015.

The patients eligible for seasonal influenza vaccination under this ES are those patients aged 65 and over on 31 March 2015, pregnant women, those patients aged six months to 64 years (excluding patients aged two, three and four as of 1 September 2014) defined as at-risk in the Green Book and locum GPs.

The patients eligible for pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination under this ES are patients who have not been vaccinated since aged two with PPV23, who are aged 65 and over and those patients aged two to 64 on 31 March 2015 defined as at-risk in the Green Book.

Pneumococcal ES - Patients aged 2 to 64 at-risk on 31 March 2015, or are over the age of 65

The following code will need to be used to enable CQRS to calculate payment based on the GPES extract:

65720 Pneumococcal vaccination given
6572. Pneumococcal vaccination

This following Codes will be used to support additional reporting and will not be used for payment.

Pneumococcal vaccination contraindication code

8I2E. Pneumococcal vaccination contraindicated

Pneumococcal vaccination declined code

8I3Q. Pneumococcal vaccination declined

Pneumococcal vaccination no consent code

68NX. No consent pneumococcal immunisation

Pneumococcal vaccination given by other healthcare provider code

657P. Pneumococcal vaccination given by other healthcare provider

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Seasonal Influenza vaccine codes

Intranasal vaccine first dose Read codes:

65ED1 Administration of first intranasal seasonal influenza vacc
n47D. FLUENZ nasal suspension 0.2mL
n47E INFLUENZA VACCINE (LIVE ATTENUATED) nasal suspension 0.2 mL

Intranasal vaccine second dose Read codes:

65ED3 Administration of second intranasal seasonal influenza vacc
n47D. FLUENZ nasal suspension 0.2mL
n47E INFLUENZA VACCINE (LIVE ATTENUATED) nasal suspension 0.2 mL

Inactivated vaccine Read codes:

65ED. Seasonal influenza vaccination
n473. INFLUVAC SUB-UNIT prefilled syringe 0.5mL
n47d. FLUARIX VACCINE prefilled syringe
n47f. AGRIPPAL VACCINE prefilled syringe 0.5mL
n47m.ENZIRA prefilled syringe 0.5mL
n47o.IMUVAC prefilled syringe 0.5mL
n47y.INACT INFLUENZA VACC (SPLIT VIRION) prefilled syringe 0.25mL
n47F.OPTAFLU suspension for injection prefilled syringe 0.5mL
n47u. INTANZA 9micrograms/strain susp for inj pfs 0.1mL
n47p. INTANZA 15micrograms/strain susp for inj pfs 0.1mL
n47H.FLUARIX TETRA suspension for injection prefill syringe 0.5mL
n47G.INFLUVAC DESU suspension for injection prefill syringe 0.5mL

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Prepared By Jean Keenan