The Immunisation team are a new dedicated team of highly skilled professionals providing immunisations in schools and the community. Working closely with schools we provide vaccinations to children and young people in primary and secondary schools. We also provide a targeted service for those children not in education at a range of safe and accessible locations.
What we offer
Protection to children and young people in our communities
Immunisation from diseases such as Polio that have disappeared in the UK, but are still around in many countries throughout the world
Flu vaccination by nasal spray offered to all children in school year 1 and 2. Reducing the spread of flu to their families and the wider community
Booster vaccinations for secondary school children in Year 9 to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, polio and meningococcal ACWY
HPV immunisation which protects girls against the viruses responsible for over 70% of cervical cancers. HPV is provided through 2 injections; the first is usually undertaken in Year 8 and then the second in year 9
It’s time to say shoo to the flu!
It is time for your child’s yearly flu vaccination! School Years: Reception, year 1, year 2, year 3, year 4, year 5, year 6 & year 7 (children born between 01.09.2008 and 31.08.2016)
Why get your child vaccinated?
It is free and protects you child and family from potentially serious problems.
The vaccination is a quick and simple nose spray that works the same as a flu jab.
Giving your child the flu spray will stop the spread.
Older people and those with illnesses are most at risk if they catch flu from children.
Flu changes all the time, so even if your child had it last year it is vital they have it again this year.
Follow the link here for more information on whether your child requires the spray or jab.
How do you let us know if you want your child to have the flu vaccination?
Your school should send you details of how you can consent.