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Vaccination rates in London are significantly lower than in the rest of the UK, especially for MMR vaccine. MMR uptake in London ranges from 50 to 75% compared with 80–90% nationally.1 Our aim was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of an opportunistic immunisation service for children attending the paediatric outpatient department (OPD) at the Royal Free Acute NHS Trust (RFH). We are not aware of any UK acute paediatric department currently routinely offering such a service.2 3
Funding was obtained from Barnet and Camden Primary Care Trusts and senior RFH staff supported development of the service. Trust policies, guidelines and checklists were developed. The service was aimed at children >1 month behind immunisation schedule. A combined information …
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