Over 240 children catch-up with their jabs after missing out due to COVID-19

28 August 2020

Throughout July and August, 247 children were vaccinated as part of a ‘catch-up’ programme to support children who missed out getting their jabs in school due to COVID-19.

The programme was run by Brent Council’s Public Health Team and the Immunisation Team from Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust.

The vaccinations given included the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination, Booster vaccinations of Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (Td/IPV), Meningococcal ACWY (Men ACWY) and Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR).

Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Councillor Krupesh Hirani said:

“The staff working at the libraries and leisure centres did an exceptional job facilitating and supporting with the organisation of these vaccination clinics.

“The fact that we’ve been able to vaccinate 247 children in such a short space of time is no small feat, and everyone involved should be very proud.

“COVID-19 is still with us but other infections have not gone away and vaccinations are really important to protect children against certain infectious diseases, so please speak to your GP if you’ve missed out on the catch-up programme to arrange an appointment.”

Find out more about the NHS's recommended immunisation schedule.

For more information on vaccines offered in the UK and why it’s important to have them, please visit the NHS website.

If you have any questions, please contact Marie.McLoughlin@brent.gov.uk.