SCFT awarded contract to provide community and school aged immunisation service across Sussex
03 August 2018

SCFT awarded contract to provide community and school aged immunisation service across Sussex

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) has been awarded a new contract to provide the Community and School Aged Immunisation Service for babies, children and young adults aged 0-19.

SCFT, the existing provider of the immunisation service for young people in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex, has been awarded the new five year contract which now includes East Sussex. The contract started on 1 August 2018. Vaccinations will be provided in schools and clinics across Sussex.

Immunisation is one of the most successful and cost effective public health interventions. High vaccination rates are key to preventing the spread of infectious diseases and to avoiding health complications.

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am delighted that we have been awarded this contract from Public Health England. We are committed to ensuring that families, babies, children and young adults across Sussex get access to vital immunisations to protect their health. This decision shows the high-regard in which this service is held. It is a testament to the hard work, passion and dedication of our staff.”

Dawn Hollis, Public Health Commissioning Manager, NHS England South East (Kent, Surrey and Sussex) said “We’re really pleased that SCFT will be providing the new Community and School Aged Immunisation Service (0-19) across the whole of Sussex. It is anticipated that this service will particularly help children and young people who have missed their immunisations to access them, which will contribute to an increase in uptake rates.”