Friday, January 07, 2011
David Cameron said the Department of Health was "working hard" to tackle the problem after reports that some areas have run out of the flu vaccine.
The government confirmed on Wednesday there were "local supply" issues, but denied there was a national shortfall.
It has also asked suppliers to see if there were spare vaccines in Europe.
But it is thought that there are only about 100,000 doses at most and so using the pandemic vaccine that was left over - there are millions of doses stockpiled - could provide the solution.
The vaccine is different from the jab being offered this year, but as swine flu is the dominant strain in circulation it could offer some protection.'
Posted by DotConnector at 09:22