Please note that all the vaccination stock we have on order for patients who are eligible for the flu vaccination under the age of 65 has now been allocated to patients.
We don't have any more flu vaccinations for patients under the age of 65 at present.
The practice ordered a greater number of flu vaccinations than we used last year and we increased the order this year in anticipation for a higher demand. However the demand for flu vaccinations has been much higher than any previous years.
When we order flu vaccinations we ask for a certain amount to be put on reserve with the pharmaceutical company and normally we can ask for this reserve amount to be released. Unfortunately this year the pharmaceutical companies won't release the stock we had on reserve as they have been instructed to keep the stock for now by the Government.
Please feel reassured that I am discussing this urgently with the health board and with Welsh Government and am hopeful that we will be able to obtain further stock for our patients however for now we are asking patients to call back next week or to keep a look out on our Facebook page and website for further information as we have it.
We still a hundred or so appointments for those eligible over 65 and would encourage anyone in this category who has not had their flu vaccination to get in touch and book an appointment.