Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd February 2019.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to review its targets for coverage and uptake of vaccines that help prevent antimicrobial resistance as a result of the Government’s new Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy, published on 24 January 2019.

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

Vaccines are an important tool for the prevention of infection, as highlighted in the United Kingdom Government’s 20-year vision on antimicrobial resistance, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-20-year-vision-for-antimicrobial-resistance

Uptake and assessment of coverage of new vaccines to help prevent antimicrobial resistance will be dependent on how successful research programmes for the development of new products in this area progress. This remains under constant review.

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