Healthy Start Scheme: Vitamins

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd February 2021.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the length of the shelf life of Healthy Start vitamin supplies containing three months' worth of tablets that are provided by the Government to eligible people.

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

The shelf-life of Healthy Start Vitamins tablets for women is 24 months and the shelf-life of Healthy Start Vitamins drops for children is 15 months. Both products are supplied in containers which contain eight weeks’ supply.

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