Availability of EpiPen® and EpiPen Junior® - Updated DoH Statement

Date published: 18 October 2018

The Department has issued further advice for parents and guardians of children about what they should do if they are experiencing a problem with the supply of EpiPen Junior®.


The updated advice is available at nidirect

The supply of Epipens right across the UK continues to be a challenge and it is expected that this will remain the case until the end of this year – 2018.

The Department and the Health and Social Care Board are working together on this matter and plans are in place to support those in greatest need including fresh advice to community pharmacists and dispensing practices to validate prescription requests to ensure they make the best use of the supplies that they have.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride has written to all health care professionals in primary, secondary or specialist healthcare services who prescribe, dispense or administer adrenaline auto-injectors, or who advise patients and their carers. A copy of this correspondence is available to download.

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