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SECTION 8

VACCINATION

Article 49

USE, MANUFACTURE, SALES AND CONTROLS OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE VACCINES

Member States shall ensure that:

DECISION ON INTRODUCING EMERGENCY VACCINATION

1. It may be decided to introduce emergency vaccination where at least one of the following conditions applies: 2. When deciding on the introduction of emergency vaccination, consideration shall be given to the measures provided for in Article 15 and to the criteria listed in Annex X.

3. The decision to introduce emergency vaccination shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 89 (3), either on request of the Member State directly affected or at risk, or on the Commission's own initiative.

4. By way of derogation from paragraph 3, the decision to introduce emergency vaccination may be taken by the Member State concerned and implemented in accordance with this Directive, after a written notification to the Commission which shall include the specifications provided for in Article 51.

5. If a Member State introduces emergency vaccination in accordance with paragraph 4, that decision shall be immediately reviewed in the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health and Community measures shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 89 (3)..49

Article 51

CONDITIONS FOR EMERGENCY VACCINATION

1. The decision to introduce emergency vaccinat ion in accordance with Article 50 (3) and (4) shall specify the conditions under which such vaccination shall be carried out and these conditions must specify at least: 2. The conditions for emergency vaccination as provided for in paragraph 1, shall ensure that such vaccination is carried out in accordance with Article 52, irrespective of whether the vaccinated animals are subsequently killed and disposed of or stay alive.

Article 52

PROTECTIVE VACCINATION

1. Member States applying protective vaccination shall ensure that: 2. Member States applying protective vaccination shall ensure that the vaccination zone is surrounded by a surveillance area (surveillance zone as defined by the Office International des Epizooties) of at least 10 km width from the perimeters of the vaccination zone

Article 53

SUPPRESSIVE VACCINATION

1. Member States shall notify the Commission if they decide to introduce suppressive vaccination and shall provide details of the control measures to be taken which shall include at least those provided for in Article 21.

2. Member States shall ensure that suppressive vaccination is carried out as follows:

However, for logistical reasons and by way of derogation from Article 10 (1) (a), the killing of all animals on such holdings may be delayed as long as necessary to comply with Directive 93/119/EEC and the provisions of Article 10 (1) (c) of this Directive;.

Article 54

MEASURES APPLICABLE IN THE VACCINATION ZONE DURING THE PERIOD FROM THE BEGINNING OF EMERGENCY VACCINATION UNTIL AT LEAST 30 DAYS HAVE ELAPSED FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF SUCH VACCINATION (PHASE 1)

1. Member States shall ensure that the measures provided for in paragraphs 2 to 6 are applied in the vaccination zone during the period from the beginning of the emergency vaccination until at least 30 days have elapsed following the completion of such vaccination.

2. Movement of live animals of susceptible species shall be prohibited within and out of the vaccination zone.
By way of derogation from the prohibition provided for in the first subparagraph, and after clinical inspection of such live animals and the herds of origin or dispatch of those animals, the competent authorities may authorise their direct transport for immediate slaughter in a slaughterhouse designated by the competent authority and situated within the vaccination zone or in exceptional cases close to that zone.

3. Fresh meat produced from vaccinated animals slaughtered during the period referred to in paragraph 1 shall: (a) bear the cross stamp provided for in Article 5a of Directive 72/461/EEC; (b) be stored and transported separately from meat not bearing a cross stamp referred to in point (a), and shall subsequently be transported in sealed containers to an establishment designated by the competent authorities for treatment in accordance with Annex VII.

4. Milk and milk products produced from vaccinated animals may be placed on the market within or outside the vaccination zone, provided that such milk and milk products have undergone at least one of the treatments specified in Parts A or B of Annex IX depending on the intended use.

5. The collection of semen for artificial insemination from male animals kept in semen collection centres situated within the vaccination zone shall be suspended.
By way of derogation from the prohibition provided for in the first subparagraph, the competent authorities may authorise the collection of semen at semen collection centres within the vaccination zone for the production of frozen semen, subject to the following conditions:

6. Collection of ova and embryos from donor females shall be prohibited.

Article 55

MEASURES APPLICABLE IN THE VACCINATION ZONE DURING THE PERIOD FROM EMERGENCY VACCINATION UNTIL THE SURVEY AND THE CLASSIFICATION OF HOLDINGS ARE COMPLETED (PHASE 2)

1. Member States shall ensure that the measures provided for in paragraphs 2 to 5 are applied in the vaccination zone during a period starting not earlier than 30 days from the date of completion of emergency vaccination and terminating with the completion of the measures provided for in Articles 56 and 57.

2. Movement of animals of susceptible species within and out of the vaccination zone shall be prohibited.

3. By way of derogation from the prohibition provided for in paragraph 2, the competent authorities may authorise direct transport for immediate slaughter of animals of susceptible species from holdings referred to in Article 57 (4) to a slaughterhouse situated within or out of the vaccination zone on the following condit ions:

4. Fresh meat, excluding offal, produced from vaccinated large and small ruminants during the period referred to in paragraph 1, may be placed on the market within and outside the vaccination zone under the following condit ions:. 5. Compliance with the conditions in paragraph 4 shall be certified by the competent authority for fresh meat intended for intra-Community trade. The competent authority shall supervise the control of compliance undertaken by the local veterinary authorities and in the case of intra-Community trade communicate to other Member States and the Commission a list of those establishments which it has approved for the purpose of such certification.

6. Fresh meat produced from vaccinated porcine animals slaughtered during the period referred to in paragraph 1 shall bear the stamp provided for in Article 5a of Directive 72/461/EEC (cross stamp) and shall be stored and transported separately from meat not bearing that stamp and subsequently be transported in sealed containers to an establishment designated by the competent authorities for treatment in accordance with Annex VII.

7. Milk and milk products produced from vaccinated animals may be placed on the market within or outside the vaccination zone, provided that depending on the final use for either human consumption or non-human consumption it has undergone at least one of the treatments referred to in Parts A and B of Annex IX. Such treatment shall have been undergone, in an establishment located in the vaccination zone or, in exceptional cases and subject to authorisation by the competent authorities, close to that zone. The competent authorities shall certify such treatment.

8. The placing on the market of products of animal origin other than those referred to in paragraphs 5 and 6 shall be subject to the conditions provided for in Articles 30, 31, 32 and 41.

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