Poliovirus is spreading in Hackney
Poliovirus is a life-threatening infection that can cause paralysis.
Immunisation is the best protection against this disease and the NHS is offering all children aged one to nine years the polio booster vaccine.
It is important for your family and community to immunise your children against preventable childhood illnesses such as measles, polio, meningitis and pneumonia.
Routine immunisations and what your child should have:
Get a vaccine for 6 diseases including polio when your child is
8 weeks + 12 weeks + 16 weeks
Then get a vaccine for 4 diseases including polio when your child is
3 years + 4 Months
Then get a vaccine for 3 diseases including polio when your child is
14 years old
Check your child’s red book to see if your child is up to date.
You can get your child vaccinated at:
Homerton University Hospital
Children aged 5 to 9, Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 3 pm to 6 pm
St. Leonard’s Hospital, Nuttall Street
Children aged 5 to 9, Tuesday – 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm and Thursday – 9.30am to 6pm
For children under 5, please contact your GP.
Over 14-year-olds and adults who have not received a polio vaccine can also get one for free.
Published: Oct 11, 2022
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