Improving childhood imms uptake - NHSE and UK Health Security Agency


From the 1 November 2021, as part of NHSE and UK Health Security Agency’s work to improve childhood immunisation uptake in London, parents and carers will receive a text message when their child is due or overdue and immunisation. These text reminders will be consistent with call-recall systems across GP practices in London and is supportive to increasing uptake across the UK childhood immunisation schedule.  They will be sent in addition to other text reminders that GP practices may send to parents and carers and they will not involve any costs to GP practices. It will cover the 0-5 immunisation schedule only.  

These are text reminders that parents and cares will receive:   

Due immunisation 

Dear [parent’s name], A reminder that your child born on [date of birth]  is due for her/his vaccination. Please contact your GP practice to arrange an appointment. You can find out more at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/. To opt out from future text message reminders reply 1.  

Overdue immunisation 

Dear [parent’s name], According to our record your child DOB [date of birth] has not received her vaccination. Please contact your GP practice to arrange an appointment. You can find out more at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/. To opt out from future text message reminders reply 1.  

If you have any further questions, please email: england.londonchis@nhs.net