Community pharmacies are required to participate in up to six mandated public health campaigns each year. This contractual requirement was suspended during the Covid-19 crisis in early 2020. It has now been announced that pharmacies will take part in two mandatory health campaigns for the rest of 2020/21.
The first mandatory campaign will focus on flu vaccination, encouraging eligible people to get vaccinated. This campaign will begin in early October with campaign resources being delivered to pharmacies around that time.
The second campaign will focus on the management of winter illnesses and is expected to take place in early 2021.
Further details will be provided about both campaigns as soon as they become available.
In addition to these mandated health campaigns, pharmacies are encouraged to participate in any other public health campaign to support the national effort and to strengthen their HLP status. You can find a collection of these optional health campaigns here.