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Portugal Buys Bird Flu Vaccines

The European Commission will purchase up to 665,000 doses of Segirus vaccine to prevent human contagion with bird flu to strengthen prevention in Portugal and 14 other participating member states.

The four-year contract, signed with the British laboratory Segirus and the Commission’s Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), included an option for the purchase of an additional 40 million doses.

The objective of the joint contract, a community source told Lusa, “is to offer additional capacity to member states to acquire vaccines.”

The vaccine is intended to protect those who work with or are exposed to infected birds and mammals.

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“Member states always have the possibility to use their own national procedure to procure the vaccines, regardless of whether or not they are covered by the joint tender,” he stressed.

Seqirus UK Ltd has an updated marketing authorisation for an updated vaccine for H5 strains of influenza A virus intended for use in adults.

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