Public Health England has published guidance on using the FMD for PHE supplied vaccines.
The guidance includes a list of products currently supplied by PHE that are not subject to the requirements of FMD in the UK. These include stockpiled vaccines manufactured and delivered to PHE prior to the start of the FMD on 9 February, and unlicensed products either decommissioned prior to import into the UK or outside the scope of the regulation.
Practices are asked to refer to ImmForm for the most up to date information on the FMD status of individual products. Practices are also reminded that PHE’s distribution partner Movianto UK is unable to decommission on behalf of organisations that fall outside of the scope of Article 23. This includes dispensing GPs.
The DDA would like to remind practices of its advice, which is not to purchase FMD hard or software until GP IT funding negotiations are complete.