The #IamVaccinated campaign is the new face of Slough Borough Council Public Health teams drive to increase vaccination rates within the local community.
The drive of this campaign focuses on 3 key areas which are historically low in Slough:
Between 50 and 100 people die every year in Slough due to the Flu, a third of which are otherwise healthy individuals with no underlying health conditions.
Vaccine uptake in Slough is low:
Find out who should have the Flu vaccination from the NHS website.
Learn more about Flu at our Flu Myth Busting page.
Parents may be concerned about the use of gelatine derived from pork in the children’s flu vaccine, but very sensitive scientific tests have shown that no DNA from pigs can be detected in the nasal flu vaccine (Fluenz).
The HPV vaccination aims to vaccinate 11 and 12 year old girls against the HPV virus, something which can lead to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer being the number one cause of cancer in women under the age of 35.
Soon boys will be offered this vaccination to vaccinate against HPV related diseases.
MMR is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against 3 separate illnesses:
in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires 2 doses. The UK has nearly eradicated these 3 illnesses, thanks to the overwhelming success of the MMR vaccination.
But outbreaks happen and there have been cases of measles in recent years, so it's important to make sure you and your children are up-to-date with the MMR vaccination, especially as:
For more information on the MMR vaccine go to the NHS website.
For more information on this campaign or anything else relating to vaccinations, please contact our Public Health team on firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on twitter @SloughPH.