Swine Flu

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st July 2009.

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Photo of Viscount Waverley Viscount Waverley Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government who will adm8inister the prospective vaccine against swine flu; how many patients are expected to be given the vaccine in one week by each practitioner; how those qualified to administer the vaccine will be paid; and in what order patients will be given the vaccine.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The details of the implementation of the swine flu vaccination programme are currently being finalised. We are working with the National Health Service and other colleagues to ensure that the programme is robust. We have not yet taken a final decision on the prioritisation of the population. This will be made on the basis of epidemiological evidence, vaccine supply and protecting the capacity of the NHS.

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