Update UK-wide issue affecting the supply of the child flu vaccine

Re: Update UK-wide issue affecting the supply of the child flu vaccine

I am writing to provide an update regarding the supply issues of Live Attenuated Intranasal Vaccine (LAIV), Fluenz Tetra.

We have been informed that 4 out of the 5 batches that were delayed are now going to be available to order into Grampian during the next two weeks. As a result, nurses are looking into recommencing the full school programme of flu vaccinations within primary schools as soon as they are able.

Those primary school pupils who had their flu vaccination postponed during November will be offered an opportunity to obtain this vaccine in December or January and planning to achieve this is ongoing. Nurses will be in contact with affected schools to confirm flu delivery arrangements.

I would be grateful if this information could be cascaded to Head Teachers and also shared with parents as far as possible.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank education staff for the support they give to vaccination delivery and also thank parents for their patience and understanding throughout this postponed period.

Any queries regarding the above please telephone 01224 558460.

Yours sincerely,

Katrina Morrison

Vaccination Programme Manager