COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-15 year olds
Children aged 12-15 are now being offered the opportunity to have a first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, following advice from the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to the Government. For further details click here.
Misconceptions about the children’s flu vaccine nasal spray, October 2021 – Click here to download the letter
Online consent form
To consent for secondary school vaccinations please click here.
Don't know your school code? Type the name of your school here:
For the childhood flu programme (school years reception to[and including] year 11) please click here.
The Childhood Immunisation service delivers routine immunisations in educational settings and community clinics, these include:
- Flu vaccinations for children in reception to (and including) year 11
- HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccinations to all children in year 8
- Men ACWY (Meningococcal, strains ACWY) vaccination for all children in year 9
- DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) vaccination for all children in year 9
- MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccinations for any child aged 5-19
The Childhood Immunisation team will also offer catch up immunisations to children and young people over the routine age.
If you would like your child to be caught up with any vaccinations or you are a young person over 16 that requires vaccination, you can call us on 01423 553115 (select option 1) or email the team on email@example.com.
Online consent video
Here are some short videos to support SEND learners and Makaton users with the vaccination process and use of PPE.
VIDEO – Makaton for PPE
VIDEO – Makaton for vaccine (injection)
VIDEO – Makaton for vaccine (nasal flu spray)
British Sign Language Videos
Here are some short videos to support children who use British sign language with the vaccination process and use of PPE.
VIDEO – BSL for vaccine (injection) and PPE
VIDEO – BSL for vaccine (nasal flu spray) and PPE
Is the HPV vaccine just for girls?
From September 2019, all 12 and 13 year-olds in school year 8 will be offered the HPV vaccine in England. See here for further information:
Is there a catch-up plan for older boys who missed out on the HPV vaccine?
At present, there are no plans to catch up boys in older year groups.
NHS UK states that, ‘The longstanding HPV vaccination programme in girls indirectly protects boys against cancers and genital warts linked to infection with HPV because girls will not pass HPV on to them. This is called herd immunity.’
I consented online but my child was absent/unable to be vaccinated when your team came to school. How do I catch them up?
The online consent form you completed will be retained by the childhood immunisation team and we will catch your child up the next time we go into school. If anything changes with regards to your child’s health in the meantime, please contact the Childhood Immunisation Service so that we have up-to-date health information for your child.
My child will not cope with being vaccinated in school. Can I take them to my GP instead?
For children who are particularly anxious about having an injection, the Childhood Immunisation Service runs clinics which can be attended with a parent or carer. This means that more time can be spent with each child and it may reduce the anxiety/pressure that they may feel at school. Clinic appointments can be booked by contacting the Childhood Immunisation Team.
Your GP surgery may be able to give missed vaccinations that are out of schedule.
Clinical Lead: Trudi Donovan – firstname.lastname@example.org