Ban on exports of vaccines from Romania approved by EC

The European Commission (EC) has approved, in an urgency procedure, a decision to suspend exports of measles, mumps and rubella vaccines, according to Ziarul Financiar. The decision was prompted by the latest epidemic caused by measles, along with problems with the delivery of vaccines needed within the framework of the Obligatory Vaccines Calendar – 10 local public health authorities have reported that they have run out of the vaccines.

Florian Bodog, the Romanian Health Minister, is also thinking of freezing of other drug exports next week. The freezing of exports should apply to all medicines provided in the national health programmes or in oncology programmes, in addition to medicines for children with leukaemia.