Why am I being asked to wait to have my flu vaccine?

Overall there is enough flu vaccine for everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated before the flu season starts, which is usually in December. Flu vaccine is delivered to GP practices, pharmacies and other services in batches in the run up to and over flu season. This year, early demand for flu vaccine has been higher than usual. This has meant that while a lot of people have been able to get vaccinated, some people have not been able to get vaccinated straight away as some GP practices and pharmacies have used their early supplies of flu vaccine, due to the level of demand. If you are eligible and haven’t been able to get your vaccination yet, you will still be able to have it before flu season starts.

For further information, please see the Why am I being asked to wait to have my flu vaccine? leaflet.