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30th Aug

Flu Clinic for Over 65’s only

Saturday 14th September
7.30am-12.30pm at Blidworth and Ravenshead
Appointments are available through our on Line booking system
Due to delays on the delivery of our vaccine for people under the age of 65 we will be running clinics on the following days. Please see attached statement
Monday 14th October – Ravenshead 12.00pm -17.30pm
Monday 14th October – Blidworth 7.30am – 13.30pm

**Please book an appointment at reception**

More dates to be announced

 

30th Aug

Flu Vaccine Delays

Abbey medical group would like to apologise for the delay in the Influenza vaccines for the under 65’S this year. Unfortunately this is out of our control, But please be assured that we will continue to do our best to ensure you receive you’re vaccination on the earliest date possible.

Please read the statement below from Public Health England which should explain the delay

‘’Each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) through its Global Influenza Programme makes recommendations on what influenza viruses should be included in vaccines for the forthcoming season.

This year, the WHO delayed its recommendation on one of the strains of the virus, by a period of four weeks, from February, into March.
The WHO's final recommendation for vaccine manufacturers - to include the use of the (H3N2) virus strain, in response to a recent increase in the proportion of viruses detected which would not be effectively dealt with by its existing vaccine strains
We understand from manufacturers that the delayed WHO recommendation on vaccine strain has had an impact on their vaccine supply. Manufactures have indicated they plan to phase some of the deliveries of the inactivated Quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIV) for those at risk and under 65 years, with some vaccines being delivered by the end of November ahead of when the flu season usually starts.’’

Thank you for your understanding

On behalf of the of The Abbey Medical Group