The most comprehensive flu vaccination programme in the UK’s history
That was how the UK Government described it.
And in the Independent:
Matt Hancock has said the UK will see the biggest seasonal flu vaccination drive in history this winter to try and mitigate the fear of a winter crisis mixed with coronavirus. Speaking remotely at the National Pharmacy Association annual conference, Mr Hancock said the government was planning now for winter, adding: “We’re going to frankly need to use all of the capabilities at our disposal to deliver the vaccine programmes that we need to in the months ahead.”
There are mounting concerns that a severe winter or flu epidemic on top of any second wave of Covid-19 infections could overwhelm the NHS for a second time leading to more deaths and cancelled operations. Mr Hancock said community pharmacists would be key to helping vaccinate as many at risk people such as the elderly and those with underlying conditions.
Ambitious and so worthy of a little slack if there are some delays? Not in Scotland.
Our media have found a few to complain about delays. It is not known what personal connections they have to opposition MPS.
The Tusker asked its followers on Twitter and 95% said they had had a ‘good experience.’
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) issued an apology today to members of the public for the way in which the flu vaccination programme has been delivered so far this year:
The Health Board is very aware of the concerns that have been raised by members of the public and the anxiety felt by those in the 65+ age group who are yet to receive their flu vaccination.
NHSGGC would like to reassure members of the public that all remaining letters to the 65+age group will be sent this week and their appointment will be scheduled before the end of November.
Mrs Lennon (73) said: ‘It’s not good enough!’
BBC Scotland’s Lisa Summers may soon call in ‘dysfunctional.’