A message from NHS Wales...
These are strange and uncertain times for us all, but maintaining the health and well-being of our children remains a priority for us all.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is running a child vaccination campaign called ‘Vaccinate Your Child on Time’. The campaign encourages us to make sure our children get their routine vaccinations when they are offered. These vaccinations provide the best protection against a range of potentially serious diseases, such as measles, mumps and rubella, which have not gone away due to COVID-19. Don’t worry if you think your child may have missed a vaccination; it’s not too late to catch up. Ensuring the Safety of Patients & Staff.
BCUHB are reassuring parents & carers that strict infection prevention and control measures, including social distancing and PPE, are in place to protect both you & your child and the healthcare staff who administer the vaccinations, including your GP Practice who will administer your child’s vaccinations. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your GP Practice or Health Visitor who will be glad to reassure you before you attend the vaccination appointment.
Well known Voice of the Campaign
Lois Cernyw, Heart Radio's Drive Time Presenter has also supported the campaign by getting the message out to local parents & carers.
As a mother of a 12 month old Lois Cernyw believes strongly in taking her little boy Iago to have the MMR vaccination next month:“My advice would be don’t delay your child’s vaccinations, even during these difficult times. The benefits really do outweigh the concerns that you might have.”
To see Lois sharing her thoughts as a parent in regards to the MMR Vaccination, and for more case studies and information, please visit the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Vaccination pages https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/health-advice/immunisations/mmr
Please remember that you can also contact your GP Practice or Health Visitor if you have any specific questions.