Pharmacies struggling to source flu vaccines as shortage bites

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Pharmacies struggling to source flu vaccines as shortage bites

Jonathan
Chilton Towle
Tania Adams
Auckland pharmacy owner Tania Adams says the public appear to be aware of the ongoing shortage of influenza vaccines

An unprecedented number of Kiwis have had flu jabs this year; so many that the national stock of vaccine has been exhausted. In response, the Ministry of Health is asking vaccinators to limit vaccinations to high-risk populations and share stock among themselves. Reporter Jonathan Chilton-Towle finds out how pharmacists are coping during the shortage

A nationwide shortage of influenza vaccines is leading to pharmacists struggling to stock vaccines and turning away patients wanting a flu jab. As