The vaccine for child flu is held centrally and is only issued in small quantities to GP surgeries to avoid over stock and potential waste. Schools are issued with the vaccine first as the child flu programme is expanding at school. The flu vaccine is not available to order until late September so once we have confirmed delivery dates we will publish them.
For information Public Health England have provided the following guide to show which children are eligible for the flu vaccine and where they will be vaccinated. We are unable to vaccinate children who should be vaccinated under the school programme as we will not be provided with enough vaccine, the vaccine we will be allocated will only be enough to vaccinate those children who are to be vaccinated at the practice in accordance with the Public Health policy.