Table 2

NHS perspective costs

Pharmacy deliveryGP delivery
Cost per doseTotal annual costCost per doseTotal annual cost*
2013/20142014/20152013/20142014/20152013/20142014/20152013/20142014/2015
Recurrent costs
 NHS vaccine service payment£7.51£7.51£512 332£812 477£7.64£7.64£7 638 296£7 850 169
 Vaccine purchase payment†£7.08£7.08£482 998£765 957£7.24‡£7.24§£7 698 283£7 911 819
 Dispensing feeNANANANA£2.25£2.25£2 249 498£2 311 895
 Sonar service fee£0.18£0.12£12 500£12 500¶NANANANA
Investment costs
 Sonar development£0.11£0.07£7200§£7200¶NANANANA
Total£14.88£14.78£1 015 030£1 598 134£17.13£17.13£17 456 316£17 897 611
  • *Includes all patients 65 and over, carers under 65 years, at risk individuals 16–65 years.

  • †Includes 20% VAT for each dose reimbursed.

  • ‡Calculated as average vaccine list price with VAT (£7.70) less a discount of 5.93% based on 340 doses per clinic per month.12

  • §Total cost (£36 000) is depreciated over 5 years.

  • ¶Total cost figures for 2013/2014 used.

  • GP, general practitioner; NA, not available; NHS, National Health Service.