Drugs company Sanofi has plans to fly supplies of flu vaccine into the UK if other transport routes are disrupted after the country leaves the EU.

Hugo Fry, the managing director of its UK arm, told BBC Radio 5 live’s Wake Up To Money that the flu vaccine was one it was not possible to stockpile.

“We prepare in different ways and have prepared many different routes into the UK,” he said.

“If we have to in the end, we will airlift it in.”

He added: “We are eating the cost of that but patients and citizens are our primary concern, so we’re quite happy to take that cost and make that planning.”

While Sanofi has plans to keep stockpiles of insulin and vaccines in place for 12 months, Mr

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