The shortages experienced during 2020 caused frustration for GPs/nurses/pharmacists and patients. It conflicted with campaigns urging people to be vaccinated. Policymakers and manufacturers should work together - as early as possible - to ensure supply meets demand. Leaders should explain to the public why this happened (vaccines take a long time to make) and why it won't happen again: this year we'll have enough vaccines for everyone - get yours early to protect yourself, your family and the healthy service.