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Civil Servants: Influenza

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether civil servants will have priority access to antiviral drugs in the event of an influenza pandemic. (290209)

I have been asked to reply.

Civil servants have not been given priority access to antivirals during the swine flu outbreak. We have sufficient stocks of antivirals for anyone reporting symptoms to receive treatment following an assessment through the National Pandemic Flu Service, or general practitioner practices if they have underlying health conditions.