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UK flu vaccination supply protected with new restrictions on exports

Christian Fernsby |
The government has announced restrictions on the export of supplies of flu vaccines to protect supplies for UK patients, following a global spike in demand.

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The restrictions, which will apply to the flu vaccines being used in the UK this winter, will stop the exporting of medicines placed on the market to be used in the UK, which could cause future supply issues.

There is sufficient national supply of flu vaccine, with deliveries to providers continuing over the coming months.

The Department of Health and Social Care has taken this action in response to high demand for the flu vaccine from other countries to mitigate against the risk of these products being exported.

Companies that export a medicine that is on the export restrictions list may face regulatory action from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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