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Flu vaccination—Charlbury Medical Centre

There will be a catch up clinic for the 65s and over on the 20th October in the Sports and Social club for those unable to attend last week.

There is a limited number of vaccine left, so this will be on a first come first served basis. The clinic will run from 8-11am.

There is a National shortage of flu vaccine for the 18-64 age group, added to which, the order placed last year for this year’s flu season as priority delivery by the beginning of September has not been honoured by the company who supply the vaccine.

The Practice ordered vaccine for the various age groups at the end of last year based on the numbers attending in autumn /winter 2019. There was plenty of vaccine available then but unfortunately the take up was very low, and much, which was paid for by the Practice, had to be destroyed. Obviously the pandemic has raised the profile of vaccination, and many more people have attended than expected when the ordering was placed. There are currently no further stocks available to order from any of the vaccine suppliers countrywide.

As with all practices, Charlbury Medical Centre would like to assure you that they are doing their best to obtain further supplies from the centre through the Oxford Clinical Commissioning group and ask for your understanding at this time of considerable pressure for health staff within the practice.

Nikki Rycroft · Wed 7 Oct 2020, 16:45 · Link

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