UKHSA urges the public and parents of young children who may have missed their routine vaccinations to ensure their polio vaccinations are up-to-date after polio was found in sewage in North-East London.
As a College, we've shared our professional view with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination to children and young people. Earlier considerations around the offer to 12 to 15 year olds have offered helpful insight to the rollout to younger c...
On Tuesday 1 February, UKHSA published concerning data that the UK once again has not met the WHO targets for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination, and indeed the situation is getting worse, with now 1 in 10 children over the age of 5 at risk of measles.
The Prime Minister has today called for urgent action to boost the number of children and young people receiving life-saving vaccinations. This comes as it is revealed that the UK has lost its "measles-free" status with the WHO, three years after it had eliminated the virus.
Professor Helen Bedford says "England has not escaped the recent increase in cases", and urges parents to vaccinate their children to protect them from "a nasty disease which could result in life changing complications or even death".