EC, SANCO 10103/2006/rev2 extractRead pdf file in full
March 24 2006 ~ Member States can get provisional authorisation for use of vaccination
The EU Discussion paper Vaccination of Poultry against highly pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 (Diva Strategy), dated March 2nd 2006, saysSee below
"..This document is aimed at providing guidance on the possible use of vaccination against HPAI H5N1 in domestic poultry or other captive birds in the current EU Member States in the period March - July 20063.The paper goes on to say that
".. it is recognised that one of the most important bio-security measures, namely keeping poultry indoors, may not be easily applicable in certain categories of poultry or would compromise the status of “organic” or “free-ranging” poultry....Annexe 2 says that "Member States may apply emergency vaccination before approval of the emergency vaccination plan, subject to conditions
As regards marketing authorisation procedures, in accordance with article 8 of Directive 2001/82/EC, the Member States may provisionally allow the use of currently available inactivated vaccines without a marketing authorization for placing on the market, after informing the Commission of the detailed conditions of use."
EC, SANCO 10103/2006/rev2Member States may apply emergency vaccination before approval of the emergency vaccination plan, subject to the following conditions:
(a) the Commission is notified of the emergency vaccination plan and the decision to apply emergency vaccination before the commencement of the emergency vaccination;When a Member State applies the derogation above, the disease situation and the emergency vaccination plan shall be reviewed in the Committee as soon as possible. The vaccination plan submitted could then be approved and further Community measures established. Read pdf file in full
(b) the Member State concerned prohibits the movement of poultry or other captive birds and their products except under certain “basic” conditions on trade in vaccinated poultry and products from the vaccinated poultry that laid down in an Annex of the Directive (these conditions may be revised afterwards when the plan is approved by SCOFCAH procedure);
(c) the decision to apply emergency vaccination does not endanger disease control.