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Covid-19 vaccines - Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions answered by Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam Professor Jonathan Van-Tam (‘JVT’) was appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer in October 2017. He leads on health protection. What vaccines are available? Effective vaccines are the best way …

DHSC response to misleading Guardian and ITV News coverage on pandemic stockpile

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The Guardian and ITV News have  reported false, inaccurate and misleading claims about the management of the pandemic influenza stockpile and its subsequent deployment. We have been clear that the pandemic influenza stockpile has always been readily deployable. It has …

Response to Channel 4 News report on the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan (PIPP)

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A report broadcast on the 7th May by Channel 4 News about the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan (PIPP) contained several misleading claims. Please find our response below. A Government spokesperson said: “The UK is one of the most prepared countries …

Government publishes FAQs on State Backed Indemnity for General Practice

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The Department of Health and Social Care is working to deliver a state-backed indemnity scheme from April 2019.  We have provided answers to some FAQs below. The final details of the scheme remain subject to ongoing discussions with partners including …