Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Adam Holloway Adam Holloway Conservative, Gravesham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on research into safer alternatives to the Stamaril vaccine; and if the Government will provide funding for such research.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Medical Research Council has an active study to assess the safety and immunogenicity of yellow fever vaccine dose sparing strategies for campaign and programmatic use. The study seeks to determine whether using a fractional dose of the normal yellow fever vaccine in infants provides sufficient protection against yellow fever compared with the normal dose of vaccine and whether altering the route of administration affects vaccine safety.

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