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Bucks NHS Trust to continue delivering school immunisations


1:42pm 5th January 2018

Public Health England has awarded Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust the contract to continue delivering a school-based immunisations service, after the service was put out to tender late last year.

The Trust's successful bid means the current dedicated team can continue to offer immunisations, including the flu and meningitis vaccines, to children in the 220 primary schools and 70 secondary schools, including private schools, in Buckinghamshire.

Additionally, children educated at home and children in care within the county will receive the service.

Jenny Chapman, the lead for children and young people (CYP) services at the Trust, said:

"I am really pleased to announce that our immunisation team have won the tender for the school aged immunisation service. It shows how committed we are to improving the health outcomes of the children and young people of Buckinghamshire. It also demonstrates the hard work and commitment of the team to ensure that children and young people across the county receive a seamless service".

Sam Smissen, school nursing immunisation team lead at the Trust, said:

"The work we do has never been more important, as we've seen an increase in flu levels in Buckinghamshire in the last two weeks. If your child has missed any vaccinations in school, don't worry, please just ring the school nursing immunisation team on 01296 566063 to make an appointment at a catch up clinic. Help us protect your child and prevent diseases, like flu, from spreading further."

Prevention against the spread of diseases is important for both general public health and for relieving pressure on other health services such as A&E and GP surgeries.

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