Constituency Question – Flue Vaccination

My question is to the Minister for Health in the other place, and I seek the latest information about the number of influenza vaccinations available for Victorians, particularly those in rural and regional areas.

Minister, I have been contacted by a number of constituents, particularly in the Portland area, who say they are unable to get a flu shot because their GP is out of stock.

I have also spoken with a doctor in Warrnambool, who said getting access to vaccinations is proving to be a major issue.

Minister, my constituents are trying to do the right thing by following your advice and making sure they get a flu shot early, only to be told by their doctor or pharmacist there are none available.

Any information you can provide on why this is the case would be most appreciated by the people of South West Coast.