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Flu jab shortage fears

The government has today confirmed that some people may have to wait for their flu jab this year.

People with diabetes are usually one of the first groups to be given the flu jab, but many deliveries will be delayed to GP surgeries.

The delivery of doses will be staggered but the Department of Health say all doses should be delivered by the end of December.

"People with diabetes are a high risk group when it comes to the flu and by not getting the flu jab, they will be open to the risk of developing complications," said Amanda Eden, Diabetes UK Care Advisor.

"Diabetes UK urges everyone with the condition to have the flu jab to ensure they don't become poorly this winter."

Contact your local surgery to find out when the flu clinic is taking place.

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