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Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what preparations her Department has made for the 2006-07 influenza season. (94103)

A letter from the chief medical officer informing the national health service of the plans for the 2006-07 influenza programme was published on 29 June 2006. This explained the detail of the new programme, reported the vaccine supply issues, and advised on prioritisation.

A further letter was sent in September by the Department to general practitioners to provide an update on vaccine supply issues.