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Letters Pharmacies giving flu jabs

Delegation of flu jabs: pharmacists are trained and vigilant

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 11 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6884
  1. Sarah D A Friend, locum community pharmacist (former doctor)
  1. Exeter, UK
  1. sarahfriend{at}

Clayton voices concerns about pharmacies giving flu jabs.1 NHS England is clear that pharmacists need suitable training to give flu vaccinations.2 Every year we are asked to make a declaration that our knowledge and skills are up to date, before providing the vaccination service. Pharmacy premises must keep emergency intramuscular adrenaline in case of an anaphylactic reaction to the flu …

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