Unfortunately, Aldborough Surgery will be unable to provide patients with their Over 65 flu vaccine this year and will need to cancel any appointments already booked.
The vaccines are required to be stored in a medical fridge at a set temperature which is designated by the manufacturer. However, due to severe weather conditions on the weekend of the 26th September this resulted in the surgery being without electric power for 41 hours.
Therefore, the vaccines stored in the medical fridge were not stored at the correct temperature for a long period of time. It was confirmed by the manufacturer of the vaccines that the flu vaccines should not be used.
We have tried to source a further supply of flu vaccines but sadly we were not able to secure any further stock.
As a consequence, the flu clinic arranged for the 10th October and any other flu vaccine appointments have been cancelled. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.