Distributing vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and flu

Consultation opened on 28 August 2020. Closing date 18 September 2020.


DHSC want your views on proposed changes to the Human Medicine Regulations to help with the safe and efficient distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and expanded flu vaccine programme in the UK, along with treatments for COVID-19 and any other diseases that become pandemic.

Consultation description

The UK government, with the Minister of Health in Northern Ireland, is seeking views on proposed changes to the Human Medicine Regulations 2012.

The consultation covers:

  • authorising temporary supply of an unlicensed product
  • civil liability and immunity
  • expanding the workforce eligible to administer vaccinations
  • promoting vaccines
  • making provisions for wholesale dealing of vaccines

Link to DHSC Press Release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-measures-to-support-development-of-safe-covid-19-vaccines-for-uk

Link to Consultation Documents: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/distributing-vaccines-and-treatments-for-covid-19-and-flu 

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