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Catch-up clinics for childhood vaccinations

by Cathy Sheel

Parents of secondary school age children are being urged to make sure their children don’t miss out on vaccinations protecting them against a number of life-threatening illnesses.

Knowsley’s Children’s Immunisation Team is holding a number of catch-up clinics over the school summer holidays for year 8 children and older who have missed their immunisations in school.

Children from year 8 onwards are offered the following vaccinations:

  • Teenage booster to protect against polio, tetanus and diphtheria
  • MMR vaccine to protect against measles, mumps and rubella
  • MenACWY vaccine to protect against meningitis and septicaemia
  • HPV vaccine to protect against types of cancer

Parents interested in having their child/ren vaccinated can contact the immunisation team to ask any vaccine questions, check their child’s immunisation status and make an appointment on 0151 676 5141 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

For more information, visit www.merseycare.nhs.uk/imms