Community Pharmacy Seasonal Flu Vaccination (CPFV) Service



The Service Will Be Available from September 2020 – 31st March 2021

This service is available to:

•a Health and Social Care Worker (HSCW) aged 16 years or over


•a patient who will be aged from 50 to 64 years old by 31st March 2021 and who is registered with a GP practice in NI

The Seasonal Flu Vaccine is available under this service free of charge from participating community pharmacies across Northern Ireland (see map below).  

If you wish to be vaccinated through this service, you should:

  • Check with your desired pharmacy if you need to book an appointment.
  • Confirm with the pharmacy that they have stock available
  • Confirm with the pharmacy if there are any additional infection control measures in place that you will need to adhere to whilst attending for vaccination, such as face coverings.*
  • Not attend the pharmacy or vaccination appointment if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or are currently in self-isolation having been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. Instead contact the pharmacy to get advice and rearrange their appointment.*

*This also applies to chaperones


  • If you are a HSCW, you will have to provide proof you are working in the health and social care sectors either via an employer photo identification badge/ or other proof of employment in a health or social care setting e.g. payslip, letter from employer on official letterhead plus photographic proof of identification. (This is to allow the pharmacist to confirm you work as a HSCW.)
  • If you will be aged from 50 to 64 years old by 31st March 2021 and are registered with a GP practice in NI you will be asked to show Photographic I.D (which includes your date of birth) to confirm your age.



Map of Participating Pharmacies

Definition list of  Health and Social Care Workers

Health and Social Care Workers - Don't Risk Flu Infection

Flu - More Serious Than You Think

Resources for HSCW employers

Pharmacy Contractor Service Documentation