Immunisations Archive

Measles: Parents urged to ensure their children are protected

Measles: Parents urged to ensure their children are protected

With the number of reported measles cases in young people in the UK on the rise, the School Age Immunisation Team at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is urging parents and guardians of children in Years 8 to 11 (aged 12 to 16) to check their MMR status and make sure they are fully vaccinated against the disease.

It’s not too late to get your Covid booster!

It’s not too late to get your Covid booster!

If you’re living in Gloucestershire and haven’t yet taken up the opportunity of a Covid booster, our Outreach Vaccination and Health team and local pharmacies are offering drop-in vaccination clinics to those who are eligible.

Children’s flu – it’s not too late to vaccinate!

Children’s flu – it’s not too late to vaccinate!

With Flu season now well underway, our School Aged Immunisation Team would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of the importance of protecting their children against the virus by ensuring they have their flu vaccination.

HPV vaccination programme moves to single dose

HPV vaccination programme moves to single dose

The Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine helps to prevent HPV-related cancers from developing in boys and girls. While most types of HPV are harmless, some high-risk types can lead to the development of cancers, including cervical cancer, cancers of the head and neck (mouth and throat) and cancers of the anus and genital areas.

Last chance to get your spring Covid booster

Last chance to get your spring Covid booster

Throughout Spring 2023 our Outreach Vaccination team has been offering boosters to those at highest risk of severe illness from Covid-19. The vaccine offers added protection if Covid rates are high over the summer months and reduces people’s chances of needing hospital treatment if they do catch the virus.

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