The Minutes of the Working party set up to introduce the MMR vaccine into the UK dated 9/6/87

Waiting for an internal review by Department of Health and Social Care of their handling of this request.

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please supply the following information.

The Minutes of the Working party set up to introduce the MMR vaccine into the UK dated 9/6/87 includes a paper referred to as “MMR12” where it is stated that the two brands of MMR to be introduced into the UK were to be provided by SmithKline and French Ltd (Pluserix) and Merieux UK (Immravax) and that they contained the same strains and Tissue Culture Dose of Virus.

It is later noted in a paper (dated 13 March 1992) tabled at the SEAR committee meeting that the vaccines “contain Urabe mumps virus in different doses and differently grown, the former in chick fibroblasts the latter in egg amniotic fluid”.

Please provide (a) the date when this change took place and (b) a copy of the original Product Licence for Immravax showing how the two vaccines were the same both with regard to strains and TCID of virus as quoted in 1987.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Angus Files

Department of Health and Social Care

Thank you for contacting the Department of Health. Please note that
queries are only monitored between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.  This is
an acknowledgement - please do not reply to this email.

If you require medical treatment please dial 111, visit [1]NHS Choices, or
contact your GP surgery. For emergencies please dial 999. The Department
cannot provide clinical advice.

Where a reply is appropriate, we aim to respond within 18 working days, or
20 working days if your query is a Freedom of Information request or
complaint.

If you have contacted the Department of Health about a current health or
social care campaign, please visit the [2]Gov.uk where a response may have
been published. You may also find it helpful to refer to  the Department
of Health's [3]what we do section.
Please note that the Department of Health does not handle complaints about
the NHS or social services. If you wish to make a complaint about a
healthcare professional, an NHS organisation or a social care provider,
please visit the [4]complaints procedure page on Gov.uk.
You can find out more about the Department’s commitments from
our [5]Personal Information Charter.

show quoted sections

Please note: Incoming and outgoing email messages are routinely monitored
for compliance with our policy on the use of electronic communications.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

This email was scanned by the Sophos anti-virus service.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.nhs.uk/
2. https://www.gov.uk/government/announceme...
3. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
4. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
5. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'The Minutes of the Working party set up to introduce the MMR vaccine into the UK dated 9/6/87'.
No reply received and a full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Angus Files

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site AskTheEU.org . Find out more .

AskTheEU.org