Councils are not directly responsible for commissioning or delivering vaccine programmes but they are in a unique position to understand the health needs of their local population, and support vaccination services to reach them.
This may be through helping immunisation teams work with frontline services such as health visitors or children’s centres, or supporting pop-up vaccination clinics in under-vaccinated areas. Through our social media and wider health promotion work we can make residents aware of the importance of vaccination and counter any misinformation that is out there.
This report contains examples of all these and more. In Slough the council has partnered with the fire service and immunisation team to run mobile clinics, while in Tower Hamlets an online video has been produced to reach out to the local Somali community.
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