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Swine Flu: Vaccination

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1170-1W, on influenza: Herefordshire, how many H1N1 influenza vaccines were delivered (1) to Herefordshire by (a) the end of November 2009 and (b) the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement; (307281)

(2) into his Department's central warehouse by (a) the end of November 2009 and (b) the latest date for which figures are available; how many of the H1N1 influenza vaccines were distributed to locations nationwide; and if he will make a statement.

31,000 doses (30,000 Pandemrix and 1,000 Celvapan) of H1N1 influenza vaccine had been delivered to Herefordshire by the end of November 2009. As at 9 December 2009, 38,500 doses (37,500 Pandemrix and 1,000 Celvapan) had been delivered to Herefordshire.

16.3 million doses (14 million Pandemrix and 2.3 million Celvapan) of H1N1 influenza vaccines were delivered into the Department’s central warehouse by the end of November 2009. As at 9 December 2009, 19.2 million doses (16.1 million Pandemrix and 3.1 million Celvapan) had been delivered into the Department’s central warehouse. At midday on 9 December 2009, 13.2 million doses (12.6 million Pandemrix and 0.6 million Celvapan) of H1N1 influenza vaccines had been distributed to locations nationwide.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the number of health service staff eligible for the H1N1 influenza vaccine; and how many health service staff have received the H1N1 influenza vaccine to date. (307283)

The estimated number of frontline national health service health care workers involved in direct patient care in England eligible for H1N1 swine flu vaccination is about one million.

By week ending 6 December 2009, an estimated 300,000, NHS frontline health care workers involved in direct patient care had received H1N1 vaccine.