This report was commissioned by the Ministry in May 2020 to examine the supply and distribution of influenza vaccines and identify improvements for the 2021 influenza season and beyond.
It was produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), and highlights ten areas of focus grouped into the following themes of authorising and political environment, the strategic goals of the programme, and the organisation and system capabilities.
Updated: 26 November 2020
The first edition of this report was published with an error; based on feedback from a stakeholder it incorrectly stated that the majority of GPs were temporarily closed due to COVID-19. This statement has been removed.
We understand the majority of GP practices remained open during the lockdown and continued to deliver vaccinations.
We apologise for this error.