Church End Medical Centre

66 Mayo Road, London, NW10 9HP

TelTelephone: 020 8930 6262

Out of hours: 111


Thursday, 22 September 2022

Sewage sampling has identified at least one positive sample of the poliovirus currently present in the sewage of a number of London boroughs, including Brent. This suggests that there is community transmission of the virus within London.

Most people have been vaccinated against polio, so the risk to the public is low.  However, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that, to be safe, an inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) booster dose should be offered to all children aged one to nine in London.

This will help ensure that there is a high level of protection against polio and it will reduce the risk of it spreading through the community.

Health workers from NHS London will contact parents when it’s their child’s turn to come forward for a booster or catch-up polio dose. That will be either an extra dose, booster dose or just to bring them up-to-date with their routine vaccinations.

Families should also check their children’s Personal Child Health Record (or “Red Book”). If they are not up-to-date with their vaccinations, they should contact their GP to catch their children up as soon as possible.

Find out more about the current situation and how to get the polio vaccine on the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) website.

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Practice Information

Church End Medical Centre

66 Mayo Road, London, NW10 9HP

Practice Opening hours

Practice Hours:

The practice is open during the following times:

Monday 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 -18:30
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30

Practice News

Extra appointments in Brent

Appointments are available in the evening and at weekends – please call the practice to be directed or email to book an out of hours’ appointment with one of our local linked practices. Alternatively, please visit 111 online or call 111 to be directed to the help you need. If it’s not urgent you can also […]

New Service for Patients at the End of Life in Kenton

A new service has been launched at St. Luke’s Hospice in Kenton – a service providing support for patients who are at the end of their lives. The service is to provide support to people who want to write down their wishes about their future care, should they need it, and what they want to […]