Meningitis C immunisation is low among young people who are not in educationBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7237.805/a (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:805
- Linda Booth, consultant in communicable disease control (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- E Naracott, senior school nurse,
- Julie Greenslade, immunisation coordinator
- North and Mid Hampshire Health Authority, Basingstoke RG24 9NB
- Loddon NHS Trust, North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke RG24 9NA
EDITOR—The Department of Health aimed for vaccination of young people aged 15–17 against meningitis C to be completed by December 1999. We report the failure of low cost publicity to achieve satisfactory uptake among those who were not attending school or college.
The Loddon community trust serves a population of 225 000. Eight clinics in three different locations were held during the late afternoons or on Saturdays from 16 November for young people aged 15 to 17 …