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Tuberculosis Vaccinations

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the adequacy of stocks of tuberculosis vaccinations held nationally.

Temporary supply difficulties arose last year whilst our source of supply moved production facilities to a new site. This necessitated conserving remaining stocks by restricting vaccination to those at particular risk of exposure to tuberculosis. Adequate stocks remain for that purpose and I am glad to say that fresh supplies should be available by April 1990 to enable routine school vaccination to recommence later this year.