National Flu Vaccine Shortage

 Unfortunately , due to high demand, NZ is running low on FLU vaccines . To ensure that those most in need can get the influenza vaccine, the Ministry of Health is asking General Practices and Pharmacists to ensure they closely manage their stock levels and only vaccinate those who are eligible for publicly funded vaccines:  Pregnant women  , Those aged 65 and over , Children aged 4 and under with serious respiratory illnesses ,  People with severe asthma, heart disease, diabetes and other serious health conditions that make them more susceptible to influenza.