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Don’t miss out, catch-up with your jabs

7 July 2020

Vaccination ‘catch-up’ is being offered to children in Years 8, 9 and 10 who have been unable to get their jabs in school due to COVID-19.

Brent Council's Public Health Team are working with the Immunisation Team from Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Team to offer children the opportunity to catch-up with routine vaccinations over the next few weeks.

The vaccinations included in the catch-up programme include 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).

Children in Years 8, 9 and 10 who have not been vaccinated will shortly receive a letter inviting them to make an appointment. Parents will be asked to arrange a clinic appointment by calling the Immunisation Team on:

  • 01895 485740 for July 2020
  • 020 3317 5076 for August 2020

Vaccinations will be offered at the following locations:

  • Bridge Park Leisure Centre
  • Kilburn Road Library
  • Ealing Road Library
  • Kingbury Library  

Children in Year 8 will be offered the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination to help protect them against HPV related cancer, including cervical cancer in women which is the second most common cancer in the world. Young people in Years 9 and 10 will be offered 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, Culture and Leisure, Councillor Krupesh Hirani said:

“COVID-19 is still a priority and people should continue to follow the public health advice to keep themselves and their families safe, including washing your hands regularly, keeping your distance, wearing a face covering on public transport and getting tested and staying home if you have symptoms.

“However other infections have not gone away, so please do take this opportunity for your child or children to be vaccinated.

“This catch-up scheme supports people in Years 8, 9 and 10 but if your child falls outside of this age bracket, please don’t hesitate to contact your GP.”

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.