Who's responsible for school leaver vaccinations?
Some schools no longer carry out the diphtheria and tetanus immunisation of 14- to 15-year-old school leavers. Who has responsibility for these immunisations?
tetanus immunisation of 14- to 15-year-old school leavers. Who has responsibility for these immunisations?
This is a service that must be paid for if the GP is to assume responsibility.
It could be commissioned by the PCO as an enhanced service. It is not part of essential services in the new contract, nor is it a childhood vaccination.
If the PCO does not pay, you do not have to do it.
Dr Bob Button, chief executive, Wessex LMCs
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