GPs struggle with flu vaccine delay

Delays to this year’s national influenza immunisation scheme have left GPs no choice but to turn patients away while they wait for supplies, with some resorting to offering vulnerable patients free vaccines from private stocks.

With the National Seasonal Influenza Immunisation Program starting on Monday this week, GPs have told Australian Doctor that the five-week lag in start date has left them struggling to catch up.

While private trivalent influenza vaccine is available, many practices are still waiting