Delays to Flu Deliveries – Updated 27th September 2021 – Important

Update – 27/9/21

Thank you for your patience.

We have received a reduced delivery of vaccines, today.

There are around 4000 patients to vaccinate and the delay has affected our planning

We are doing all we can to catch up, whilst providing our normal services

Our staff will be giving up their free time, wherever possible

We have arranged an over 65s clinic for 2nd October, which is full

We have a further over 65s clinic on 9th October

We are currently looking at under 65 clinics and will advise on these ASAP.

Thank you.

Update – 21/9/21

Following conversations with our vaccine suppliers, we are due to receive a delivery next week.

We will attempt to make contact with those patients who are over 65, and have access to a mobile phone, by providing a booking link to our clinic on Saturday 2nd October.

Alternatively, you can book directly with the surgery by calling us.

The clinic will be for around 700 patients – more clinics will follow as deliveries allow.

Thank you for your patience.

Update – 17/9/21

We have been in contact with the flu vaccine supplier and they have confirmed that our delivery will be later than scheduled, as will subsequent deliveries.

They cannot provide a guaranteed date and that means that we cannot arrange clinics.

We do hope that we will be able to contact patients, before the end of September.

We will provide further updates if the situation alters.

Original Post

In recent days, there has been media coverage of the delay in flu vaccines being delivered due to a shortage of lorry drivers.

We have been advised that our deliveries could be up to two weeks later than promised.

We are unable to change this situation and ask that patients please wait for us to contact them as to when our clinics will be held.

We apologise for this matter, which is a national issue and beyond our control.

 

The Swadlincote Surgery Team