The school immunisation team start their 11 week immunisation programme on Monday, 30th September 2019.
A scheme to improve children’s teeth in Wales has helped to achieve 35,000 fewer fillings, 6,000 fewer extractions and an overall reduction in tooth decay.
Since the Baby Teeth DO Matter initiative was launched in April 2017, dentists in Merthyr Tydfil have seen a 39% increase in children’s attendance, in other words approximately 1500 children!
The Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care Huw Irranca-Davies rolled up his sleeves and got stuck into the painting at Gurnos Community Centre in October as part of a Welsh Government visit to the early years centre!
“It’s important we do what we can to protect children against infections and illnesses like flu, because as we all know, children are very good at spreading germs.”