Health: Vaccinations

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th January 2010.

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Photo of Lord Jopling Lord Jopling Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 25 March 2008 (WA 81), how many current members of the emergency services have been vaccinated for anthrax.

Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Government Whip, Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Decisions about vaccination are made on the basis of a risk assessment of the potential threat. To date, no members of the emergency services have been vaccinated against anthrax. As part of our national emergency preparedness strategy, a stockpile of licensed anthrax vaccine is maintained.

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