NHS leaders warn of no-deal Brexit flu vaccine delays

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30 August 2019 - A no-deal Brexit would make delays in the flu vaccine supply this year “likely”, according to doctors and NHS leaders.

Sanofi, a major flu vaccine manufacture, has also said that delays in deciding whichstrains of flu to use in the vaccine meanthat over a million doses will have to be imported after 31 October, the current Brexit deadline.

Which strain is used in the flu vaccine in the northern hemisphere is decided in February by the World Health Organization (WHO), but it took longer than usual this year to identify which were to be included. This has created an overall delay in the production schedule for the flu vaccine.

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