Paxlovid supply information

Please see information below that we have received from the covid antiviral team.

We have been made aware that much of the Paxlovid stock being held by Alliance will expire within 3 months. This has resulted in the stock being removed from saleable supplies in line with standard stock management procedures. Whilst new stock is filtering through to Alliance, stock warnings may have been triggered to some pharmacies placing orders.

The short-dated stock is held in quarantine and therefore locked on their IT systems. Alliance can still issue the stock, but not as an automated process.

In the first instance, Pharmacies should speak to the Alliance team to ask for supplies from the short-dated (< 3 months expiry) stock.  

If you experience any oral antiviral supply issues, Regional colleagues can contact the team at DHSC, who can assist in resolving queries: