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GP practices in Stamford, Bourne, Rutland and Market Deeping area facing flu vaccine delays

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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.

Doctor gives a vaccine to a senior woman patient. Photo: iStock
Doctor gives a vaccine to a senior woman patient. Photo: iStock

"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.

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