Flu vaccine deliveries delayed in Louth area

FLU vaccine deliveries have been delayed in the Louth area.

NHS Lincolnshire says that some GP practices in Lincolnshire are waiting for delivery of the flu vaccine from their supplier.

Marsh Medical Practice is one of the affected practices and is liaising directly with the supplier to ensure that this delay ‘causes minimal disruption to flu vaccination clinics’.

The following flu vaccination clinics will no longer take place -

Wednesday October 17 at Grimoldby & Manby Village Hall

Thursday October 18 and Thursday November 8 at North Somercotes Village Hall

Patients will be informed of the date and times for future flu clinics at their local GP surgery as soon as they are rescheduled.

Lorraine Green, Practice Manager for Marsh Medical Practice said: “Unfortunately we have been informed by the supplier of our flu vaccine that the delivery date is later than expected. We have had to reschedule the flu clinics planned and we apologise to our patients for the inconvenience.”

Certain people are more of risk of developing serious complications from flu and are strongly recommended to have the free flu vaccination; pregnant women; people aged 65 or over; people with health conditions such as severe asthma, chest or heart complaints and diabetes; people with weakened immune systems; and carers.

Patients registered at the surgery who fall into any of the above groups are advised to go along to receive the free flu vaccination and get Flu Safe.