STEP 5

05

Improve rates of childhood immunisations

Our plan to address this step:
  • Develop and implement a borough wide immunisation action plan
  • Use data, monitoring and evaluation tools to inform decision making
  • Map Newham’s immunisation system to understand current processes for delivery and how this can be improved
  • Strengthen the availability, accessibility and acceptability of immunisation delivery
  • Use communication tools to disseminate timely information about immunisations
Tracking progress:
  • Improved immunisation rates in Newham
Who is involved:
  • Newham Council, including 0-19 Children’s Health Service and Early Years
  • Maternity services
  • Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Vaccinations UK
  • Primary Care

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.

Newham changemaker

As a local GP, a big part of Farzana’s role is to ensure the younger members of the community are kept safe from infectious diseases through vaccinations. London has a low uptake of childhood vaccinations and her job involves communicating with parents about how important it is to immunise their children.


“We want to make sure that the very youngest of our residents have the best chance of being healthy and avoid the consequences of diseases, which should only be read about in history books. Vaccines are our weapon to combat these illnesses but parents have to be proactive and ensure their children get vaccinated when they’re meant to. It not only benefits our children but it also stops the spread of these diseases in our community – protecting other vulnerable community members.”

– Dr Farzana Hussain, GP Principal and Clinical Director for Newham Central 1


Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

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