Hepatitis jabs urged for those stabbed by diabetic pen

Public Health England's West Midlands Health Protection Team says it's been working closely with the Head Teacher at Moreton Community School, after up to 20 Year 7 pupils were stabbed with a diabetic needle by an 11-year-old boy on Monday.

It's advised parents that although the health risk is minimal, parents of children involved should take them to an A&E department to receive a vaccination against Hepatitis B.

Dr David Kirrage, consultant at the West Midlands West Health Protection Team, said:

“We have been working closely with the school to advise the best course of action, to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of students involved in the incident. We have been liaising with NHS colleagues including the A&E department at New Cross Hospital. We are also contacting local GPs, as the students receiving an initial vaccine from A&E will need a couple of follow-up vaccinations from their own family doctor, one and two months after the incident.”

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Boy arrested after 20 pupils jabbed with diabetic needle

An 11-year-old boy has been arrested after 20 pupils were jabbed with a diabetic testing needle at a school in Wolverhampton.