Ball Arena to host Young People Against DVT vaccination clinics

Image copyright Sandwell Council Image caption Lowndes Street will be the site of the vaccination clinics

Ball Arena in Birmingham will host 15 vaccinations clinics for Young People Against DVT for the immunisation campaign

DVT is DVSA’s name for the so-called ‘silent killer’ of those in their 70s and 80s, which can cause memory loss, dementia and dementia-like symptoms.

Ball Arena in Downview was chosen after a major public engagement and consultation process with around 1,200 consultation panels across the country.

Young People Against DVT (YPAT) said this would be the largest ever campaign for a public health issue in UK.

The Balls – Household Silent Killer campaign will call on the adult population to attend at least one of the vaccination clinics at Ball Arena in December, aged between five and 14.

The childcare and childcare units will also receive offers of childcare facilities for the family of the adult seeking vaccination.

Young people will be vaccinated for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and pertussis.

The Ball Arena campaign follows Young People Against DVT (YPAT) Winter Clinic which took place in Birmingham’s Lowndes Street in January.

Originally funded by DFID and the Department for Work and Pensions, the winter clinic was a partnership between the Birmingham City Council and Young People Against DVT.

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