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I guess I an fortunate as I am under 60 and had a flu jab as a Carer - however I was advised it was a different one to that given to my over 65 partner who had medium asthma condition.
I have spent weeks ringing my GP to try and get my flu jab and once I got through they said they had no stock left for the under 65 and to keep checking their website to see IF they might get some more in.
I have fairly bad asthma (my preventer inhalers are more commonly prescribed for those with COPD) and I am upset that those with no underlying conditions have been able to buy the limited supply when I need one.
The government has advised that it is not a case of the supplies being limited - there are enough supplies for everyone - but the vaccinations are being sent to GP's, pharmacies etc in batches. As you have asthma you will be on the priority list for vaccination regardless of your age, it's just a case of your GP not having the right vaccination in stock at the moment. See here for details: https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...nes-and-supply-for-the-national-flu-programme
I know that is what the government has said but it wasn't what I was told on the phone or on their website. And if there is a slow availability the most vulnerable should be prioritised rather than sell them to those less vulnerable. Friends over 50 have paid to have them early rather than wait for the nhs.
My understanding is there were some supply issues, which is what may have been the problem this year.
It may be a one year only blip, so hopefully next year things will revert back.
Not only was he ranting about not being able to get the over 65 vaccine but he was also told they couldn't get supplies of the 18-64 vaccine either.