The NHS is inviting children aged 1 to 9 in your borough to receive a dose of a vaccine against polio

For some children this will be an additional booster dose if they are up to date with their routine vaccinations, in others it will be a catch-up dose.

Polio is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system – it can cause permanent paralysis of muscles. It is rare but can be very serious for unvaccinated people. Traces of poliovirus have been found in sewage in some London boroughs, and the best way to protect your child is to make sure they are fully up to date with vaccinations. The booster dose will increase your child’s protection.

You will be contacted by the NHS to book a vaccination appointment for your child.

The Vaccine has been safely used in millions of children and will give them a high level of protection from polio virus.


Published: Aug 18, 2022