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Influenza Pandemic

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made in preparations for dealing with an influenza pandemic. (113246)

The World Health Organisation has praised the UK Influenza Pandemic Contingency Plan, which is currently being revised to include wider areas of national planning.

We aim to ensure all areas of our planning reflect expert advice and international scientific consensus. In particular, we continue to work closely with all NHS organisations, already have a stockpile of 14.6 million treatment courses of antivirals, and we are stockpiling 3.3 million doses of H5N1 vaccines.