Unfortunately, Practices have received notification this morning from the supplier of the over 65 flu vaccine, that there will be a delay in the delivery schedules, caused by unforeseen freight challenges. Our clinics have been set up and invites were due to go out this weekend, however due to the delay we will need to wait for further confirmation. It is likely that we will be able to provide the vaccine from October and to avoid any unnecessary rebooking, our clinics for those aged 65 and over in September have been cancelled.
We want to assure patients that you will receive your vaccine and we have bought enough for your age group. We ask that you be patient and still continue to have your vaccine with us as any vaccine not used will be destroyed and not reimbursed. Our surgery run’s a successful flu campaign every year and we thoroughly enjoy seeing your faces at our Saturday clinics and understand how frustrating this is. Unfortunately, it is out of our control and we too are frustrated by this news. An update will be provided once we have more information regarding the delivery of this vaccine. This does not impact the delivery of the flu vaccine for the other age groups 2-3yrs, 18-64 at risk and over 50-64 not at risk. Clinics for these groups will proceed as normal, unless otherwise stated.
Thank you for your understanding.