The flu vaccine is currently in short supply while the demand remains high after doctors report an unusual increase in the number of flu cases this winter season.
A number of people said that the vaccine was unavailable in most medical centres and pharmacies in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates. While some centres said it could be available in a couple of weeks, others said they did not know when the supply would come in.
However, medical centres in Abu Dhabi said that vaccines had been ordered well in advance to meet the huge expected demand.
Last week, doctors said that there had been a significant rise in the number of flu cases in the country with noticeably different symptoms. They advised people to take precautions including taking the jab to avoid complications related to flu.
The Thumbay Clinic in Sharjah said that they had a limited stock with only 40 pieces left. “People are coming in asking for this vaccine every day and we may not be able to offer it if you delay. We have only 40 pieces left”, said the Thumbay Clinic in Sharjah.
Source Credit: Khaleej Times