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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 115010, tabled on 12 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of Pfizer’s Havant cold storage facility in November 2020 on the delivery of the first wave of vaccinations for covid-19.

Answered on

3 February 2021

The closure of Pfizer’s Havant cold store facility had no effect on the delivery or storage of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to the United Kingdom. The vaccine is supplied to Public Health England (PHE) directly from Pfizer’s manufacturing facility in Belgium. PHE manages the storage and distribution of this vaccine and has developed significant capability to store around five million doses of this vaccine at ultra-low temperature onward distribution to the National Health Service.

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