NHSE are now advising practices and pharmacies that they can exchange vaccines to ensure that it can be offered to patients in the priority group. The requirements around this are that:
- the surgery that is holding the excess stock can give an assurance that the vaccine has been held properly in the correct temperature controlled conditions;
- confirmed record keeping of temperature monitoring is available;
- the surgery that requests the aTIV is able to verify the assurances given;
- the vaccine can be transported appropriately under the right conditions.
To see the letter sent out by NHSE and for more information click here.