Low supplies of Influenza vaccine
Update from Ministry of Health - 14th June 2019
"We are sorry to advise patients and customers that there is very limited supply of influenza vaccine left in New Zealand.
More than 1.2 million doses have been administered since 1 April this year. This has been an unprecedented demand.
The Ministry of Health has now requested that all available stock is given to the following priority groups only, because of their substantially increased risk of catching influenza and suffering from the complications:
- Pregnant women
- Children aged 4 and under with serious respiratory / lung conditions
- People with severe asthma, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions that make them more susceptible to influenza
- Those aged 65 and over with significant health issues
We acknowledge your frustration, if this affects you.
We thank you for your understanding and assistance in helping our staff to distribute the vaccine to these vulnerable people."