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Coronavirus: Vitamin D

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 51507, tabled on 1 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of whether Vitamin D can help immune systems tackle covid-19.

Answered on

8 June 2020

Public Health England (PHE) is monitoring any new, high quality evidence on nutrition and COVID 19 and seeking further advice from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) as appropriate. PHE is currently carrying out a rapid review of recent evidence relating to vitamin D and the prevention of acute respiratory tract infections for SACN to consider.