It is important to remember that this is just a sample of the work carried out by our GP practices, and there will often be reasons why a result doesn’t look as you’d expect.
For example, many practices did not meet the 2009-10 national target for flu vaccinations for those aged 65 and over.
There is likely to be a good reason for this; practices experienced additional pressure to also vaccinate patients for swine flu. Not only was this to keep those patients needing the vaccination healthy, but also to help prevent a potential swine flu pandemic.
Over 65s were not a priority for swine flu vaccination, unless having a specified disease.