Procurement of vaccines

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Dear NHS England,

In 1990 you procured pertussis vaccines for the use of MOD from Wellcome (now GSK) & MeriuxUK.

My question is were there any immunity agreements put in place between these companies & NHS . Also was there any immunity agreements in place between NHS & MOD? Did NHS Protect itself from claims from the damage caused?

Thanks,

Regards,

Gavin Roberts,
Veterans & families of our fallen

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FOICRM (NHS ENGLAND - X24), NHS England

Dear Gavin Roberts, 

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Dear FOICRM (NHS ENGLAND - X24),

Clarification
Did NHS protect itself from Lawsuits from Gulf War Veterans 1991 following supplying MOD with pertussis for Gulf War Trooos in full knowledge it was not licensed safe to do so?

Yours sincerely,

gavin roberts

FOICRM (NHS ENGLAND - X24), NHS England

Dear Gavin Roberts,

We refer to your email of 11 August 2023 in which you requested
information under the FOI Act from NHS England.
 
Your request

You made the following request:

In 1990 you procured pertussis vaccines for the use of MOD from Wellcome
(now GSK) & MeriuxUK.

My question is were there any immunity agreements put in place between
these companies & NHS .

Also was there any immunity agreements in place between NHS & MOD?

Did NHS Protect itself from claims from the damage caused?

Decision

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Ministry of Defence. As this is the case you may wish to contact them
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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
NHS England
 

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FOICRM (NHS ENGLAND - X24), NHS England

Dear Gavin Roberts,

Thank you for your communication dated 11 September 2023, 

NHS England has assessed your communication as a request under the Freedom
of Information (FOI) Act 2000. As such, your request is being dealt with
under the terms of the FOI Act, and has been allocated the following
reference number: FOI-2309-2021424.

Your exact request was:

“Did NHS protect itself from Lawsuits from Gulf War Veterans 1991
following supplying MOD with pertussis for Gulf War Trooos in full
knowledge it was not licensed safe to do so?”

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