PEOPLE wanting flu jabs in Huddersfield WILL get them in time for winter.
Health officials have moved to ease fears after reports of delays in getting hold of the vaccines.
A Government advertising campaign has been launched to remind at-risk groups to get their flu jabs.
People most at risk of post-flu ailments have been advised to get themselves immunised as supplies become available.
An alert from the UK Vaccine Industry Group in June warned of possible delays and shortages because of difficulties in growing one of the vaccine's strains.
But vaccine makers have overcome the problems.
The industry group says suppliers can meet GPs' needs.
The Government's Health Department asked for 15.2m doses this year, 1m more than 2005.
A department spokesman said: "The picture is more positive than we had first thought, but the initial delay in production means delivery of vaccine will be over a longer period."
Mike Hughes, Assistant Director of Public Health for Kirklees Primary Care Trust, said: "The situation in Huddersfield reflects the national position, in that there has been a delay of about two weeks in delivering flu vaccine.
"We are confident our practices will receive sufficient vaccine to be able to vaccinate at-risk groups.
"It will take longer to complete the vaccinations, but we anticipate that most GPs will have finished their vaccinations by mid-December.
"Delays in making the vaccination available should not discourage anyone from seeking vaccination.
"It is important for people in at-risk groups - such as the over-65s, asthmatics, diabetics and people with heart conditions - contact their GP to make arrangements to have their vaccination this year."