Derbyshire school nurses keep their HPV vaccinations moving with drive through clinics

Derbyshire school nurses, part of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust ran drive through clinics over the summer of 2020 to ensure that thousands of teenagers didn’t miss out on their HPV vaccinations due to school closures.

The drive through vaccine clinics were held at school car parks across Derbyshire and the team set up an online booking system so parents could arrange the appointments.

By the end of August, a total of 67 clinics had been completed across 17 different locations and 200 sessions were running each day along with home visits for those who were unable to attend.

Over 9,700 children were vaccinated against HPV during the summer. The school nurses completely remodelled their service, and are now sharing their knowledge, experience and innovation with other organisations across the country including GPs, the British Army and NHS Trusts.

Watch the team in action.