Due to a surge in demand, in addition to a disruption in the supply chain as a result of the cancellation of flights by British Airways, the Department of Health has run out of this year’s flu vaccine.

As a result, “all walk-in service for obtaining flu vaccines for the following weeks are cancelled”.

A Government spokesperson said: “This was previously scheduled to take place at the Hamilton Health Centre.

“The Department of Health is working to reroute our incoming shipment of the vaccine, which was scheduled to arrive on a British Airways flight later this month.”