GP clinics in Devon have said they are struggling with a flood of calls from patients about swine flu vaccinations.Some surgeries have been receiving thousands of calls, said the Devon Local Medical Committee, which urged patients to wait their turn. [LNB]GPs will first vaccinate about 200,000 priority cases, such as frontline healthcare workers and at-risk patients. [LNB]But it could eventually be rolled out to the whole population. [LNB]Some Devon practices received their vaccines several weeks ago, while others only had theirs on Monday.[LNB] The logistics of mass vaccination are extremely testing, but we will get there Dr Mark Sanford-Wood, chair of the Devon Local Medical Committee Barnstaple GP, Dr Mark Sanford-Wood, chair of the Devon Local Medical Committee, told BBC News the delay had left many surgeries facing thousands of calls. [LNB]"We have had patients contacting practices across the county asking when they will be invited in. [LNB]"Unfortunately we have not been able to give them that advice in a definitive way." [LNB]He added: "All the people in target groups will be invited. Please don't phone the practices." [LNB]He said GPs would "rise to the challenge" and there were 100,000 doses in GP practices, with the remainder to come "over the next couple of weeks or so". [LNB]Dr Sanford-Wood said: "The logistics of mass vaccination are extremely testing, but we will get there. [LNB]"Most GPs will be laying on extra surgeries and weekend opening." [LNB]The Department of Health said in a statement: "The only fair way to get the limited stock we have to every surgery quickly was, initially, to send one box of vaccine to every GP. [LNB]"This way, patients who are most at risk can be targeted in every surgery. If we sent more boxes to one surgery, that would delay getting vaccine to everyone else. [LNB]"From last week, we have advised that GPs should talk to their PCT to discuss arrangements moving forward so that, as we have more supplies, they can be distributed proportionally."