Many young people missed out on immunisations to protect them from measles, mumps and rubella immunisation as children. During 2020-21 there is a national catch-up campaign to ensure our community is protected against these diseases. District health boards will be undertaking a number of initiatives to increase vaccination rates.
To enable general practice to support increased immunisation coverage Pinnacle will provide your practice with a list of patients, aged 15 to 24 years, where there is no record of MMR vaccine being given. Please review your list and encourage vaccination. Lists (files) will be delivered to your HealthLink folder/PHO folder on Friday, 16 October.
If you have any questions please speak to your practice development facilitator or locality lead.