Longford pharmacist says flu vaccine supply shouldn’t worry people unduly

It’s not clear when, or if, issues surrounding the supply of the flu vaccine will be cleared up, according to the Irish Pharmacy Union.

The union is calling for people to bear with pharmacies after global supply issues led to a significant delay in deliveries of the jab.

It says tireless work is being carried out to ensure those in at-risk groups are prioritised to get the vaccine as soon as possible.

Longford Pharmacist Padraig Loughrey says his outlets in Longford town and Drumlish are getting a lot of queries about the flu vaccine.

He says the people at risk are getting the vaccine now and he hopes that more stock to treat the general public will become available in the next couple of weeks.