A FLU vaccine scarcity has left hundreds of over-65s unable to get the jab.

Sufferers have been repeatedly turned away by GPs and chemists.

 A flu vaccine shortage has left thousands of over-65s unable to get the jab

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A flu vaccine scarcity has left hundreds of over-65s unable to get the jab

And although contemporary provides ought to be accessible subsequent week, there are fears many aged folks is not going to trouble returning.

Shortages have been recorded in lots of areas together with Bristol, Kent, Devon, West Sussex, Essex, Derbyshire, Middlesbrough and Liverpool.

Sources instructed the Each day Mail the most recent vaccine, known as Fluad, is simpler however couldn’t be ordered till later than normal. Some GPs declare there have been additionally delays in getting official recommendation on use it.

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 Fresh supplies should be available next week, there are fears many elderly people will not bother returning

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Contemporary provides ought to be accessible subsequent week, there are fears many aged folks is not going to trouble returning

John Kell, of the Sufferers Affiliation, stated: “This presents a really worrying threat to affected person security and will put NHS companies beneath additional stress.”

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NHS figures launched yesterday present 45.2 per cent of over-65s have had the vaccine up to now in contrast with 61.9 per cent throughout the identical interval final yr.

NHS England stated the jab “will likely be accessible to everybody in time for when the flu season often begins in December”.

Bristol pharmacist John Billing stated he was turning away as much as 15 sufferers a day.
He stated: “It’s attending to the purpose the place some sufferers are saying ‘nicely, I’ll simply overlook it then this yr’.”

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