Ordering COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech by PCN Designated Sites

Tracy Rogers, Director, Medicines Use & Safety, Medicines Use and Safety TeamPublished Last updated See all updates

Standard Operating Procedure for PCN designated sites ordering the COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech.


The standard operating procedure for ordering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been suspended.

We have been informed by NHS England (Primary Care COVID-19 Vaccination Programme team) that local vaccination supply is currently operated through a push model where sites are notified of their proposed allocations for specific delivery dates and they have the opportunity to accept or decline the supply. They are working towards an automated model of delivering vaccines that will enable local vaccination sites to request additional supply as required. Further updates will be provided as developments progress.

You should also familiarise yourself with our background guide Facilitating Pharmaceutical support to PCN Designated Sites for COVID-19 vaccinations

Other handling content for PCNs

Other COVID-19 vaccines resources

What to do if you still have questions

If you still have questions you can get in touch with us. However, please first read our service remit; and if you still think we can help, use the email address below.

We're supporting healthcare professionals in England with pharmaceutical aspects of the COVID-19 vaccination programme; read our service remit to find out more.
If you're a healthcare professional in England, get in touch with us if you still have questions

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