New South Wales doctors say they're ready to give people their seasonal flu shots, but they can't keep enough vaccines in stock.
They're calling on the New South Wales state Government to cut red tape and issue supplies faster.
With so many people trying to get in early this year, there are now waiting lists for flu vaccines.
"Most people run out of it usually with a day or so," Dr Harry Nespolon of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners told 9News.
"We're struggling to keep up with the demand at the moment."
But the problem appears to be a supply chain issue rather than a shortage.
Doctors receive their vaccines from NSW Health and private suppliers.
Supplies are usually given in staggered batches, as there's only so much room in the medical fridges.
However, many clinics now say their first allotment is already gone, and there's a wait of more than a week to get more.
Even NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard had to wait 10 days for his flu shot.
He said resolving the issue was a "high priority" the government.
Meanwhile, authorities are reassuring the public there are enough vaccines, with more than 2.6 million doses available across the state under the National Immunisation Program.
But doctors are frustrated at the time it's taking to receive them.
"We've got low community spread of the coronavirus, and the weather is quite good," Dr Nespolon said.
"As soon as it gets cold, flu season starts proper, so the sooner we get them done, the better."
You can also get your flu shot at some pharmacies, however, if you're over the age of 65, the advice is to go to your GP, as they have a vaccine specific for your age group.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/flu-shot-vaccine-nsw-slow-delivery-doctors-urge-speed-coronavirus-outbreak/3196c6f1-87a4-41d9-8ef8-26000d049844