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Question surrounding the Unlicensed Adjuvant discussed in MOD document

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

Firstly a Merry Xmas and New Year to foi staff.

2020 will see the end of the questions surrounding the Experimental Multiple Vaccine Programme (EMVP) subjected to our troops in the Gulf War 90/91. We can promise that! 😊

Q1, Has there been any Whistleblowers thus far within MOD/foi depts surrounding the data of EMVP, especially the Anthrax that was developed using the U.S Formula(at the time)

Reading the DECLASSIFIED MOD document Annex A PTA/1090/16/DMD/ /90 of 16 Aug90

It states at 2, that the efficiency can be enhanced by the simultaneous administration of licensed whooping cough or an unlicensed adjuvant subject to the availability of the items!

Q2 What was the unlicensed adjuvant that is stated in document?

Q3, In reference to 5, (d), on the same document, is there any data that any license variations or Crown privilege was achieved or even sought?

Q4, What is MOD/foi Staff policy/protocol if they are to come across data that reveals a COVER UP from previous MOD/Gov administrations?

As always your honest efforts are appreciated,

Kind Regards,

gavin roberts

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Roberts,
Further to your enquiry below, please see the attached.

Regards,

Joint Medical Group

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Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Thankyou for your reply,

Question 2, I did not request any information surrounding the pertusis vaccine!

My request still is, what was the unlicensed adjuvant that was lined up if available?

Regards

gavin roberts

Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

You have had more than enough time to answer question 2 ?

Would it help if we were to tell you what the unlicensed adjuvant was?

Regards,

gavin roberts

Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Still no reply in reference to my question? I'm not interested in the pertusis!

I requested what was the unlicensed adjuvant (if available) that was being stated in document?

I request an internal review to release the data surrounding this unlicensed adjuvant.

Regards,

gavin roberts

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Roberts,
Thank you for your email below and subsequent emails of 30 January and 6 February. Please accept our apologies that these have not previously been acknowledged. Please accept this email as such.

Records indicate that the pertussis vaccine, rather than an unknown adjuvant, was the only adjuvant administered with the Anthrax vaccine. Accordingly, the requested information is not held based on the search terms you have provided.

In your email of 30 January you offered to share your views on what the "unknown adjuvant" was, to assist in any search. If you wish to share your views on this matter, in a bid to clarify your request further, please do so.

Regards,

Joint Medical Group

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SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Roberts,
Please excuse the typo in the email below. By 'unknown' we are referring to 'unlicensed'.

Regards,

Joint Medical Group

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Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Thankyou for your reply, could you please provide the records/data/LINK, that states it was ONLY pertusis administered with the Anthrax during the Gulf War.

For your records. The unlicensed adjuvant was Squalene.

gavin roberts

Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Roberts,

You requested an internal review on 6 February 2020 but we note that you have since sought confirmation of advice that was provided in an attempt to resolve informally in the form of a new request for recorded information. This is under our reference FOI2020/01985 and you can expect a response no later than 9 March 2020.

Should you be dissatisfied with the substantive response provided, please contact us again and we will undertake a comprehensive review of the handling and the outcome.

Yours sincerely,

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Thankyou for your contact, yes awaiting the links to the information/docs provided. Hopefully no intervention is required

Regards,

gavin roberts

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Please reply to question, please provide documents or documents or their links that you believe Pertusis was the ONLY adjuvant used within the experimental vaccine regime. Or is it merely a hopeful assumption? Please clarify

Regards,

gavin roberts

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Reading the countermeasures that you linked us to under LICENSING, it states the following

31. A number of the medical countermeasures used during OP Granby were unlicensed in the UK at the time. In each case the decision to use an unlicensed product reflected the need to protect British Troops against a 'specific' threat in the absence of an appropriate UK licensed alternative.

Please list these unlicensed medical countermeasures and the details behind each case in line with the document

Regards,

gavin roberts

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