Kent catch-up clinic for routine school injections is taking place in Thanet on Tuesday, April 13

A pop-up clinic is being held in Kent next week for teenagers who have missed routine school immunisations because of lockdown.

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, which has already trialled a successful drive-though clinic during the pandemic, is hosting a large clinic within Thanet's coronavirus vaccination centre on Tuesday (April 13).

A catch-up clinic for routine injections is being held for teenagers on Tuesday, April 13
A catch-up clinic for routine injections is being held for teenagers on Tuesday, April 13

The clinic is for any teenager who has missed having their HPV, meningitis or booster jabs.

Thanks to space at the centre, which is inside the former Saga call centre, in Haine Road, Ramsgate the trust is hoping it will be able to vaccinate up to 300 young people on the day and is now working to promote this opportunity to families in the county.

With most schools still on their two-week Easter break it is an ideal time for parents to organise catching up on injections their children could have missed because of school closures during the pandemic.

Cathie Burton, Head of School Health and Immunisation for KCHFT, said: “We are so excited to have this opportunity to get more young people access to their school-aged vaccinations that were missed during school closures.

"This centre is in a great location, so we hope to see lots of you there on the day.”

Families are being asked to contact the trust if they think their teenager has missed an immunisation
Families are being asked to contact the trust if they think their teenager has missed an immunisation

In February, the trust held a drive-thru HPV vaccination clinic at St George’s School in Broadstairs, successfully vaccinating more than 300 young people in a Covid-secure way by immunising them through the passenger windows of the cars they were sat in.

If your child missed their HPV, meningitis or teenage booster jabs and you live in either Kent or Medway, you can sign them up to attend the centre on Tuesday, 13 April by emailing kchft.cyp-immunisationteam@nhs.net or phoning 0300 123 5205.

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