Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust’s (CWPT’s) School Aged Immunisation Service is running clinics over the summer holidays for children who have missed out on immunisations in the past two years.
Despite the Trust continuing to prioritise school-aged immunisations throughout the pandemic, many children in the region have missed one or more routine immunisations in the past two years. This is partly due to school shutdowns as a result of COVID-19 and also parents not realising that the Trust was offering appointments for vaccinations or not wanting to burden the NHS.
Clinics are available at venues across Coventry and Warwickshire between 28 July and 17 August. Vaccinations that will be available include HPV dose 1 or 2, Td/IPV (which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and polio) and MenACWY (which protects against meningitis and septicaemia).
Mairead Thompson, Clinical Lead for the School Aged Immunisation Service, says: “Despite the focus on vaccinations over the past couple of years, routine immunisations that protect children and families have been falling. It is vitally important that children receive their immunisations to prevent serious illness. This is particularly relevant with the recent news about polio detected in London sewage. Although the risk to the general public is very low, it is a timely reminder to ensure that children are adequately protected.”
Parents of children in years 8, 9, 10 and 11 who have missed immunisations over the past two years are encouraged to book an appointment here: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/userlogin.php.
If you are unsure whether your child has missed immunisations, please contact your GP.
The location of the summer clinics are:
- Woodloes House, Warwick
- Jepson House, Nuneaton
- Locke House, Rugby
- St Peters Church, Coventry
Standard appointment slots are ten minutes long. If you think your child requires more time, please contact the office on 02476961422 prior to appointment.