Hepatitis B Vaccine supply

Please see attached a letter from Public Health England regarding hepatitis B vaccine supply, which have gone out to CCGs.

Following the shortages since last year due to global manufacturing issues, PHE developed temporary recommendations on hepatitis B vaccine including risk-based prioritisation of vaccine, dose-sparing and deferral of boosters. However, they are now reporting that vaccine supplies are improving and that more vaccine will become available during 2018, although supplies will remain constrained due to a backlog demand from 2017 and low UK allocations from some manufacturers.

Supply management and restrictions will therefore need to continue until further notice.