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Walton: Woman's flu jab fury
1:00pm Monday 4th February 2013 in News
A WOMAN was left fuming after being forced to get a flu jab at a supermarket because her doctor’s surgery ran out.
Maureen Ranger, 57, was told to get the inoculation as soon as possible by her consultant at Clacton Hospital.
She went home and phoned her doctor’s surgery in Vicarage Lane, Walton, to book a flu shot.
But Maureen, of Thorpe Road, Kirby Cross, was turned away by the surgery.
Maureen said: “I went straight home and rang my doctors surgery. They told me they had run out of the vaccine and were not planning on getting any more in.
“They couldn’t even advise me on somewhere else to go to get it.”
After asking several local chemists, Maureen was eventually advised to try Asda in Colchester.
She added: “I was not very happy, in fact I was quite upset about being turned away by my doctors.
“I am extremely grateful to Asda but it is ridiculous to have to get your inoculation at a supermarket.
“I would think this is a fairly basic supply for a doctor’s surgery to have, especially at this time of year. I understand them running out, but not replacing it is silly.”
No one from the Vicarage Lane doctor’s surgery was available for comment.