Influenza: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Kieran Mullan Kieran Mullan Conservative, Crewe and Nantwich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who require an egg-free flu vaccine are able to access one.

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

It is the responsibility of general practitioners and community pharmacists to order the seasonal flu vaccine for the adult programme directly from suppliers.

Public Health England have provided guidance for healthcare practitioners: Inactivated influenza vaccine 2020 to 2021, which is available at the following link:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/inactivated-influenza-vaccine-information-for-healthcare-practitioners

This provides advice on when the egg-free cell-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine should be offered.

If an individual has concerns about egg allergies, they should speak to a health professional.

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