On 5 June Pharmac announced that national stocks of the influenza vaccine were in short supply and that restrictions would apply immediately.
The Ministry of Health has asked all general practices and pharmacists to ensure they closely manage their stock levels.
Restrictions have been further tightened and practices have been asked to only vaccinate patients in the following group who are eligible for publicly funded vaccines:
· Pregnant women
· Those aged 65 and over
· Children aged 4 and under with serious respiratory illnesses
· People with severe asthma, heart disease, diabetes and other serious health conditions
We apologise if you were booked for a flu vaccine and this was cancelled at short notice.