Peterborough GP surgeries forced to delay flu vaccination programme due to “unforeseen road freight challenges”

A number of GP surgeries in Peterborough have been forced to delay their flu vaccination programme due to “unforeseen road freight challenges.”

By Ben Jones
Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 4:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 2:33 pm
Photo: PA.
Photo: PA.

Lakeside Healthcare, which has surgeries in Stanground, Whittlesey, Yaxley, Stamford and Bourne, has said that it has been forced to delay it’s annual flu vaccination clinics by up to a fortnight due to supply issues.

The delay has been caused by “unforeseen road freight challenges,” which the group says is a nationwide issue.

Patients at Lakeside have been instructed not to attend appointments sent out for Saturday September 25 but instead to keep hold of the invitation and wait to be contact by the surgery when the clinics have been rearranged.

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A statement from Lakeside healthcare said: “We have just been informed by our flu vaccine supplier that, due to ‘unforeseen road freight challenges’, the scheduled delivery of flu vaccinations to GP practices will be delayed by ‘up to a fortnight’.

“As a result we will need to rearrange our planned flu vaccination clinic dates.

“If you have already pre-booked a vaccination slot please do not attend. If you have received an invite but have not yet booked, please disregard the invite.

“We will send out new invitations and re-book clinics as soon as a new delivery date has been confirmed and ask that you do not contact the surgery. We apologise for any inconvenience but this is a nationwide issue that is beyond our control.”