Kingston Hill Branch

Fairfield Branch

University Branch

Polio Vaccine – Update 23rd August 2022

23rd August 2022 – We are pleased to confirm we have now invited all eligible patients for a Polio booster.  The UK Health Security Agency have recommended this booster is for Children 1yrs to 9yrs. Any older children will not be offered a booster as per guidelines.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/all-children-aged-1-to-9-in-london-to-be-offered-a-dose-of-polio-vaccine

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/polio-booster-campaign-resources/have-your-polio-vaccine-now-information-for-parents

17th August 2022 – We are pleased to say we have started inviting children in for their vaccines via text message. Due to UK national stock control please wait until you get an SMS to call the surgery. If you have 2 or more children please only book for the child we have sent the text message to ensure your child has the correct vaccine for their age group and eligibility. Thank you for your understanding.

11th August 2022 – Following the announcement on the BBC / news yesterday regarding the polio vaccine in London, we are aware some parents of children are contacting the practice for more infomation.
We are currently have NO further information and are waiting for guidance from the NHS.
As soon as we have more information we will update the website and be in contact with patients as soon as we can.
No further action is required at present from parents.