The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published guidance for GPs on how to access more flu vaccines during the ensuing winter months. The expanded vaccine programme will ensure that 30 million people from at-risk groups, as well as health and social care workers, can access vaccines. The government has purchased eight million vaccines, which vaccine providers can access once their own stock is empty. GPs will be able to place orders with suppliers for the government-backed stocks from mid-October 2020, with the vaccines to be delivered from November 2020. The DHSC also assures people that there is no rush to get vaccinated in September or October 2020, as flu levels do not generally begin to rise until December 2020.