Influenza: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st September 2020.

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Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Labour, Halton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 77523 on Influenza: vaccination, how much additional stock has been ordered; and who have the orders been placed with.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department has agreed to procure 7.65 million additional doses of seasonal flu vaccine to date, and continues to work with suppliers to increase the size of this additional stock. This is in addition to the stock that general practitioners and pharmacists have ordered directly from manufacturers.

The contracts for the additional vaccine are with Aventis Pharma Limited (T/A Sanofi), Mylan UK Healthcare Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd and Seqirus UK Ltd.

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