From August 2016, local children in six south London boroughs will benefit from a new and improved NHS school-aged vaccination service, delivered by Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH).
The community NHS trust has been awarded a contract from NHS England, worth £1.3m, to deliver the school aged vaccinations programme across six south London boroughs including Bromley, Bexley, Lambeth, Southwark, Kingston, and Merton.
School aged vaccinations are delivered to all children and young people under the age of 16 as part of the National Childhood Immunisations Programme - to help prevent the spread of disease and infection.
Immunisations are estimated to save between two and three million deaths each year around the world.
HRCH has considerable expertise in delivering school age vaccinations and currently provides the school age vaccination programme across the boroughs Richmond and Sutton.
The health trust will begin delivering the school aged vaccinations programme to local schools from 1 September 2016 and will be contacting local parents and schools with full details of the service and the programme.
Natalie Douglas, Associate Director of Children’s Services added: “We are delighted to have won this new contract to deliver school age immunisations services to children and young people across six south London boroughs.
“As part of the new service, local parents and schools can expect the highest level of care and vaccinations for children and young people. We look forward to working closely with local schools and parents to deliver the school age vaccination Programme.”
Find out about the trust’s school age immunisations service by visiting www.hrch.nhs.uk/immunisations