The meningitis ACWY vaccine is to be provided in all Hampshire secondary faculties from January 2018.
Presently the jab is obtainable via GP surgical procedures within the south of the county and faculty nurses within the north.
NHS England stated there was “robust proof that offering immunisation in faculties will increase uptake”.
Hampshire is amongst 19 out of 152 English native authority areas the place not all youngsters are vaccinated by way of faculties.
Six areas supply the vaccine by means of GP practices, whereas thirteen have a combined faculty and GP supply mannequin, in accordance with the latest data for 2015/16.
The Males ACWY vaccine was launched in August 2015, changing the Males C jab.
It adopted “a speedy rise in a brand new and notably lethal pressure of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia (Males W)”, the Meningitis Analysis Basis stated.
Head of analysis Linda Glennie stated: “It is excellent news that the NHS in Wessex will now supply adolescent vaccines by means of faculties.
“Uptake of Males ACWY vaccine by way of the varsity route has been as excessive as eighty four% in some areas. Sadly, uptake amongst older youngsters who have been provided it free from their GP has been worryingly low – solely 33% of faculty leavers in 2016 had taken up the vaccine.”
In a press release, NHS England Wessex stated it had determined to vary its supply programme to enhance take-up charges.
The federal government stated the variety of youngsters vaccinated in Hampshire was unknown “as a consequence of technical difficulties in extracting knowledge”.
Meningitis W an infection is deadly in a single in 10 instances and may result in lengthy-time period well being issues together with deafness, epilepsy and amputations.
Public Well being England has urged young people going to school or college to be vaccinated, as a result of their danger of contracting the illness is greater.
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