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UK exports of influenza vaccine during an outbreak of COVID | News



The UK on Friday announced it would limit exports of flu vaccines as the country embarks on a mass vaccination program to ease the pressure on the health system that is fighting a new coronavirus outbreak.

The restrictions will stop the export of drugs “brought into the UK market for use,” the government said.

“We will always act to ensure that the drugs and vaccines for UK patients are protected and reach the hands of those who need them,” said Minister of Health Matt Hancock.

“This action will protect our flu vaccine supply, as part of this unprecedented 30 million pre-winter flu shot plan.”

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The UK is in the midst of a second coronavirus outbreak, with health officials warning some hospitals may soon become overwhelmed.

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