Helsinki, 20 March, 2006 — The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health answers for influenza pandemic preparedness in Finland. Finland has, for example, stockpiled antiviral drugs and agreed on the terms to acquire pandemic influenza vaccine. The Ministry has appointed a working group to plan pandemic preparedness. The Action Plan for National Pandemic Preparedness carried out by the working group was released on 15 March 2006. The short version of the Action Plan is available in the Internet. The complete plan will be published later.