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Document Information on centrally supplied vaccines

These are vaccines that are provided free of charge to a practice via the central supply as part of the Childhood Immunisation Programme.

These vaccines inlude:
  • BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin)
  • DTaP/IPV/HiB (Infanrix-IPV+Hiband, Pediacel)
  • dTaP/IPV low dose (Repevax)
  • DTaP/IPV (Infanrix/IPV)
  • Hib/MenC (Menitorix)
  • HPV Type 16, 18 (Cervarix)
  • Influenza H1N1 (Pandemrix)
  • Meningococcal C Conjugate (Meningitec, Menjugate and Neis Vac-C)
  • MMR (M-M-P II, M-M-RVAXPRO, Priorix)
  • PCV- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (Prevenar, Prevenar 13, Synflorix)
  • Tuberculin Purified Protein Derivative (PPD RT 23 SSI 20, PPD RT 23 SSI 100)

A practice would not claim for the cost of these vaccines, nor do they receive a fee for administering the vaccine to the patient.

If the practice is unable to give the vaccine out of the central supply, it can be ordered on an FP10 prescription which can then be dispensed at a pharmacy and be brought back to the practice for administration.

The patient does not incur any charges for receiving one of these vaccines, unless it was dispensed in a pharmacy; in which case the patient would be subject to normal prescription charges unless they fall into one of the exemption categories.

Generally speaking, most of these vaccines can be obtained from specific wholesalers who will supply the vaccine for free to the practice on behalf of the Department of Health

Click here for more information on the Department of Health and Social Care’s website.


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