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Swine Flu: Vaccination

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1183W, on swine flu: vaccination, what criteria his Department provided to Morianto in respect of the distribution of the swine flu vaccine. (307199)

The initial distribution of vaccine was targeted at acute and other national health service trusts for health care workers’ vaccination. A box of GlaxoSmithKline vaccine was then distributed to general practitioner (GP) surgeries across the country so that the vaccination of clinical risk groups could start. Subsequently, primary care trusts have been able to order vaccine for GP surgeries and NHS organisations, based on the population they are responsible for.