Thousands of patients will have to wait to receive their winter flu jab after one of the NHS’s main suppliers warned GP surgeries that the vaccine would be delayed by two weeks. The hold-up involves the flu jab which people aged 16 to 65 and also pregnant women were due to start receiving next month to protect them during the winter months. It means that patients enrolled at some surgeries – including those whose health makes them more vulnerable to flu – will not be able to have their jab as soon as they wanted. Sanofi Pasteur, which supplies about a third of the 3m jabs administered by GP practices every year in England, has written to surgeries to alert them to the delay. The hitch will cause problems for hospitals, which also immunise people against flu, although on a much smaller scale than GPs . It is understood […]