Institutional Readiness for Management of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine in Trusts: guidance for Chief Pharmacists

Guidance outlines the medicines management responsibilities of Chief Pharmacists for Mass Vaccination in Hub and Non-Hub Trust sites, and provides supporting guidance and resources in relation to safe storage and distribution, and reporting vaccine usage to PHE.

SPS commentary:

The document aims to promote consistency of practice by providing flow diagrams outlining a stepwise approach to implementing Pharmacy processes to receive, store and issue vaccines, and to oversee vaccine handling processes by clinical staff.

The Specialist Pharmacy Service also has a dedicated webpage containing specific documents to help support the delivery of the Astra Zeneca COVID vaccine (e.g. how to order, handling requirements and how to prepare).


Specialist Pharmacy Service

Resource links:

SPS AstraZeneca COVID vaccine webpage