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GP surgeries across the UK are having to reschedule the annual flu vaccinations for patients.

ITV reported back in early September that this would be a problem

Flu vaccine deliveries will be delayed by "up to two weeks" due to a shortage of HGV drivers, as ministers are facing calls to "get a grip" on the crisis.

Appointments for many patients will have to be rescheduled after Seqirus, the largest provider of flu vaccines to the UK, confirmed delays of up to two weeks in England and Wales.

The company blamed “unforeseen challenges linked with road freight delays” for the delivery disruption.

GP Online reported the company had sent a letter advising practices not to rebook appointments until they receive confirmation of a new delivery date of vaccine supplies.
Reports of delays sent to Qlocal include:

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The same surgery also issued delays with blood tube products

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All this comes at a time when millions are to be invited for Covid boosters starting next week as announced yesterday as part of the UK Autumn and Winter Plan for Covid.