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Hepatitis B vaccine shortages: PHE and BASHH/BHIVA temporary guidance for management of patients in GUM and HIV services

Tuesday 8 August 2017


In light of the global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine (including combination hepatitis A/hepatitis B vaccine), PHE and DH have escalated the situation to a national incident since UK supply has been severely impacted in August and is expected to be below normal levels for the rest of the year. A CAS alert and a letter to NHS Medical Directors have been issued. PHE and the Department of Health have been working with vaccine manufacturers to institute further ordering restrictions to preserve and sustain stock for those at greatest need.

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