Pneumonia: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons), Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many stakeholders the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has consulted on the revised schedule for the infant pneumococcal immunisation programme since its meeting of 7 February 2018.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons), Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation will respond to all stakeholder submissions on the proposal to reduce the number of doses in the infant pneumococcal vaccination programme.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

As part of a stakeholder consultation on the childhood pneumococcal vaccination schedule, responses were sought from Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Meningitis Now, and the Meningitis Research Foundation. Additional responses were received from the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations, the International Federation of Ageing, and the International Longevity Centre.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) Pneumococcal sub-committee considered the responses received on 10 May 2018. The sub-committee reported to the JCVI on 6 June 2018. The minutes of these meetings will provide the Committee’s response to points raised during the consultation and will be published on or before 18 July 2018.

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