People facing problems to obtain flu vaccine from GPs has resulted in Mr. David Cameron announcing a very different public health law for the future. It has been hinted by the Prime Minister that doctors could be stripped off their powers of ordering flu vaccines.
The statement by the Prime Minister comes only a few days after the Department of Health had announced that there were no vaccine shortages being faced in the country. He added that the government will learn a lesson from this year's outbreak and will bring about the necessary changes to avoid such a situation in future.
It needs to be remembered that the current flu outbreak has resulted in the death of 50 people. The number of deaths of children below 15 years old has been 13 while four people over the age of 65 years lost their life to flu.
The Prime Minister, in an interview to BBC Radio 5, said that the government needed to rethink about its approach regarding the swine flu virus. He added that Britons all over needed to be aware that the possibility of a swine flu outbreak in the future was definitely there.
The GPs in England are the ones who make an estimate of the vaccines required. Apparently, it is this very duty that has resulted in the low availability of vaccines this year, with the demand going up in Christmas season.