Community Pharmacy Seasonal Flu Vaccination (CPFV) Service

Health and Social Care Workers (HSCWs)

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

This service allows HSCWs (see definition list below) who are 16 years or older to be vaccinated with the Seasonal Flu Vaccine free of charge from participating community pharmacies across Northern Ireland (see map below).



Those HSCWs wishing to be vaccinated through this service should:

  • Provide proof they 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 they work as a HSCW.)
  • Check with your desired pharmacy if you need to book an appointment.
  • Confirm with the pharmacy that they have started to provide the service.
  • 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



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