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Dealing with delivery issues associated with the Covid-19 vaccines and consumables

8 January 2021Specific supply chain routes have been set up for both vaccine, and equipment and consumables. A service desk handles issues.

Preparation of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Syringes for Administration at end user locations

5 January 2021Standard Operating Procedure for preparing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine syringes for administration at end user locations in primary care.

Facilitating Pharmaceutical support to PCN Designated Sites for COVID-19 vaccinations

1 January 2021This page outlines key areas where pharmaceutical expertise should be focused to enable the successful national vaccination programmes.

In Use Product Safety Assessment: Teriparatide injection

23 December 2020The availability of four teriparatide preparations (originator, two biosimilars and a generic version) in the UK market creates a potential for confusion in the prescribing,…

Transporting Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine from PCN Designated Sites to end user location

23 December 2020Standard Operating Procedure for transporting Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine from PCN designated sites to end user locations.

Disposing of damaged, unused or expired Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at PCN designated sites

21 December 2020Standard Operating Procedure for safe disposal of damaged, unused, or expired Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine consigned for destruction at PCN Designated Sites

Receiving and storing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at PCN designated sites

21 December 2020Standard Operating Procedure for PCN designated sites receiving and storing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Example policy for Maintaining the Vaccine Cold Chain in Primary Care

17 December 2020Summary This page provides a document for local adaptation that gives a sample policy for maintaining the vaccine cold chain. The example is not specific…

Doctors, dentists, and use of PGDs

15 December 2020Doctors and dentists cannot supply or administer medications under a PGD or Written Instruction.  This page gives further detail on why this is the case.

Poster to support staff when handling Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Trusts and PCN sites

14 December 2020Summary The attached poster can be downloaded and used as an aide memoire for areas in which the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is being prepared prior…