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flus for 18/19
cloe

425 Posts

Posted:  05-Feb-2018 20:18
Hi, just had it confirmed by PHE - its to be Quad for under 65s and the new adjuvanted trivalent for all over 65s. seqirus and sanofi have confirmed they can fulfil all orders placed before end of March. A few drug companies are going to lose out this year... Cloe
Prune

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Posted:  10-Feb-2018 11:02
Still trying to sort it out in my head.  Mylan  very helpful will change order told me Seqirus discounts close next week. Tried calling them but half day on Fridays! This job gets harder every week
mrsjasper

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Posted:  10-Feb-2018 11:20 Log in to like this post
Because flu season isn't complicated enough already!

MrsJ
mars

412 Posts

Posted:  10-Feb-2018 21:47
Our practice have decided to arrange under 65 and over 65 clinics to ease the complications of different vaccine.

MP
mika

401 Posts

Posted:  11-Feb-2018 14:54 Log in to like this post
64 year old Mrs Jones won't be happy she can't come at the same time as 66 year old Mr Jones. 😍😉
tiredandemotional

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Posted:  11-Feb-2018 15:08
...and I dare say it will matter when they turn 65 too. Age on the day, on 31.12 or 31.3? This is just my opinion and not an instruction. T&E x
s.r.g

93 Posts

Posted:  12-Feb-2018 16:52
The product license for the ATri Vac is 65 and over which to me means the 'rising 65' i.e. those 65 by end of March following year who would normally get invited for their first flu vac who are not in 'at risk group' will need a none adjuvanted tri ~(needs clarification), all other under 65 - at risk CDM(and over 6M) will get QUAD, assume informal will fall into Tri as HCPs will get QUAD - basically four different flu vac in fridge! Big notices everywhere. Having said that at least the evidence is the new aTri is more effective in the over 65's and should have impact on reducing winter pressures! Will pharmacy have the range available? Still lots of Q's needing answers

Sharon
Della

1600 Posts

Posted:  12-Feb-2018 19:18
So which flu vacc is the quadrivalent flu vacc for this Sept, I’m not having any luck searching the internet!
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tiredandemotional

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Posted:  12-Feb-2018 19:35
We are getting ours from Sanofi, though I'm not certain they are the only manufacturer producing QIV
 

This is just my opinion and not an instruction. T&E x
Della

1600 Posts

Posted:  13-Feb-2018 12:48
Apparently Sanofi are not doing the quadrivalent flu this year!
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tiredandemotional

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Posted:  13-Feb-2018 13:26
According to this they are, Della. Maybe they are not accepting any new orders. Ours were ordered and guaranteed before Christmas.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/vaccine-ordering-18-19-influenza-season-gp-pharm.pdf

This is just my opinion and not an instruction. T&E x
Della

1600 Posts

Posted:  13-Feb-2018 22:57
OK, thanks T&E, I'll call them tomorrow. On the vaccine update 2018 list it says SP & MASTA do the quadrivalent flus, but we had a letter at work yesterday saying that SP are not providing it for 2018-19 flu season.

Not sure who it came from so maybe it is wrong information. 

I have to say I am not convinced that two suppliers will be able to produce sufficient for the entire UK given how many companies produce trivalent, but  I guess time willtell. Oh, I am SO not looking forward to this Sept!!
 
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