Important information about your Flu Vaccine Pre-order

Following revised guidance from Public Health England (PHE) the flu vaccines you receive will be different to the Enzira vaccine that was stated on our pre-order forms.

The Enzira vaccine is a non-adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV), but supply of this was withdrawn by the manufacturer as it was not one of the recommended vaccines for winter 2018/19. This is because of a resistant flu strain that emerged during the late 2017 and early 2018.

As a result, this has been replaced with a new Quadrivalent Vaccine for 18-65 year old patients, in line with the revised guidance from PHE.

Please be assured you will still receive the same quantity of flu vaccines that you pre-ordered. These will be delivered in the next few weeks.

For patients over 65 years of age, further guidance from PHE indicates that the first line treatment should be an adjuvanted Trivalent Vaccine (aTIV) (Fluad), with the Quadrivalent Vaccine used as a second line treatment if stocks are unavailable.

We are receiving deliveries of the Quadrivalent Vaccine in several batches over the next 5 weeks. If you pre-ordered with us, our Customer Services Team will contact you in due course to arrange a suitable delivery date.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please call us on 0345 222 3550.

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