GP practices in Stamford, Bourne, Rutland and Market Deeping area facing flu vaccine delays
GP practices across the country are facing vaccine delays due to 'unforeseen freight challenges'.
A number of surgeries in the area have postponed vaccine clinics due to a delay in the delivery of flu vaccinations by the country's largest supplier, Seqirus.
A spokesman for NHS Lincolnshire CCG said: "As of [two weeks ago], Seqirus had advised of a delay of one to two weeks.
"Whilst this will cause some inconvenience to patients whose appointments have had to be rescheduled, at this stage we do not anticipate this will have a significant impact on the overall flu programme, people should not be concerned.
"Seqirus have reported that this is due to 'unforeseen road freight challenges'."
In a post on Facebook, the Wansford and King's Cliffe Practice announced that it is unlikely to run its planned drive-through clinics.
Lakeside Healthcare Stamford will be holding off sending out invitations for flu vaccines to eligible patients until vaccine delivery dates have been announced.