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Pneumovax 23 updated supply notification

Out of stock now until mid-May

April 23rd 2021

Tagged: Clinical Zone news

By Ailsa Colquhoun

DHSC has published a vaccine supply notification for 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23) pre-filled syringes:

23- valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23)Supplies are very limited and are expected to be out of stock from end of April until mid-May 2021Please refer to the Vaccine Supply notification and PHE’s clinical prioritisation guidelines included.

There have also been changes to the resupply dates of the medicines listed below.

Original MSN referenceDate of original MSN/SDASupply issueResupply date originally communicatedUpdated resupply date as of w/c 19 April 2021
MSN/2020/01527/03/2020Diazemulsafter Sept 2020TBC- long term OOS 
MSN/2020/05721/10/2020Fluoxetine 30mg capsulesMid-December 2020End of May 2021 
MSN/2020/043-U318/3/2021Oral Contraceptive Tablets (update 3)Norinyl-1 w/c 22 March 2021Norinyl-1 – w/c 14 June 2021 
MSN/2021/01418/3/2021Irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide 150mg/12.5mg tabletsEarly May 2021End of May 2021
MSN/2021/0219/4/2021Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg injectionsw/c 19 March 2021w/c 3 May 2021