Dear colleagues and partners
During Covid-19 Warwickshire GPs have reported a drop in the uptake of pregnancy, infant and pre-school booster vaccinations.
Good vaccination coverage is essential to avoid a local resurgence of serious vaccine-preventable diseases, such a Measles, Meningitis and Whooping Cough, which could have a major impact on women, children and vulnerable groups, as well as placing a significant pressure on our local NHS.
Of particular concern is the risk of a Measles outbreak, as the vaccination rate in Warwickshire prior to Covid-19 was low at 88% for MMR (2nd dose) whereas 95% uptake is required for herd immunity.
To help promote the importance of attending or re-booking scheduled vaccination appointments during Covid-19, a campaign will be launching on Monday 29 June #CarryOnVaccinating.
We need your support to help share campaign messages as far and wide as possible.
The #CarryOnVaccinating campaign will run for 4 weeks, with a different focus each week:
- Week 1 – Campaign launch
- Week 2 – Pre-school booster
- Week 3 – MMR vaccine
- Week 4 – Pregnant women
The #CarryOnVaccinating campaign pack contains social media messages, a suggested newsletter article, and various other resource materials. Click here to download the pack
A dedicated campaign resource page is available here and contains a variety of materials to help share messages through your channels. Contents on the campaign page include
- Social media images
- The posters and social media images will also be translated into a range of languages and available in the coming days
Please keep an eye on the campaign page as more resources are released throughout the 4 week campaign.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information.
Thank you for your support
Dr Shade Agboola
Director of Public Health
Warwickshire County Council