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The Bluetongue Regulations 2008

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PART 3Vaccination

Obtaining vaccine

17.  No person other than a holder of a marketing authorisation, a manufacturing authorisation or a wholesale dealer’s authorisation granted by the Secretary of State under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2007(1) may obtain vaccine except under the authority of a licence granted by the Secretary of State.

Prohibition on vaccination

18.  Except where regulation 19 applies, no person may vaccinate an animal against bluetongue except under the authority of a licence granted by the Secretary of State.

Compulsory vaccination

19.  (1)  The Secretary of State may declare a vaccination zone in which any occupier of premises or keeper of animals must ensure the vaccination of their animals and comply with any other measures related to either vaccination or vaccine specified in that declaration.

(2) A veterinary inspector may serve a notice on the occupier of premises or the keeper of animals on premises requiring that occupier or keeper to ensure the vaccination of the animals at the premises.

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