London’s low polio vaccination rate is a ‘concern’ as an alert has been issued.

According to a report, only 35% of 9-year-olds in Hillingdon have been fully vaccinated, the lowest use in the country.

The national coverage of the booster job in the year 9 was 76.4%.

Polio “school liver booster” vaccine use was less than 50% in London’s Six Boroughs in the 1990s. According to Mail Online. This is the fifth dose in the childhood schedule of polio vaccination.

The UKHSA report published earlier this year that Covid disrupted the delivery of the school-age immunization program.

A separate analysis by the PA News Agency shows that thousands of children across England – and especially in London – are not completely immune to polio.

Official figures show that approximately 592,191 (85.3%) of the 693,928 five-year-olds in England received a preschool polio booster by their fifth birthday in 2020/21, compared to 101,737 (14.7%). It was not done.

About a third of all these unprotected five-year-olds were in London (34,105).

This comes after the UKHSA issued an alert on Wednesday after the polio virus was found in sewage samples in London.

The polio virus is the virus that causes this disease. This is the first time in almost 40 years that a virus has been detected in the UK.

No polio cases have been reported, but health officials have begun searching for infected people and are targeting six unidentified boroughs in north and east London.

Very few people in North or East London are thought to have the virus – perhaps an extended family or people know each other.

Dr Chris Papadopoulos, principal lecturer in public health at the University of Bedfordshire, said the situation was “worrying”.

He said that although the risk of polio in children was low, the decline in vaccination rates among children was a major concern, especially in low-income socio-economic areas across the UK.

“The key issue is that we are far behind the national and international goals of childhood immunizations,” Mr Papadopoulos told The Standard.

“The welfare of children should be a priority for every government.”

The welfare of children should be a priority of every government.

The public health expert said people in areas with low vaccination rates could be misinformed, and have a historic lack of confidence in public health.

“Some people in the lower socio-economic areas may think that the risk of getting vaccinated outweighs the benefits,” he said.

“It’s completely wrong,” he said.

He is urging the government to create accessible information in different languages ​​and focus on the impact that community and religious leaders can have.

“One in 100 children suffers from really deadly consequences if they get polio … but the whole issue of low vaccination rates is a huge risk to these children and their families.”

Dr Vanessa Sliba, Consultant Epidemiologist UKHSA, said the vaccine-derived polio virus was rare and the risk to the public as a whole was extremely low.

But he said it has the potential to spread to communities where vaccine use is low.

“Rarely it can cause paralysis in people who have not been fully vaccinated, so if you or your child are not up to date on your polio vaccine, it is important that you Contact your GP. “

The NHS will start reaching out to parents of children under the age of five in London who are not up to date on polio vaccinations so they can be invited for protection.

The tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccine is given to all children with other basic immunizations at eight weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks. This is followed by a preschool booster for three year and four month olds, and a school lever booster for 1 year olds.

The school liver booster is therefore the fifth dose of tetanus, diphtheria and polio, which includes a vaccine that is on a routine immunization schedule and completes the course, providing long-term protection against all three infections.