Introducing the School-aged Immunisation Nursing Team
The school-aged immunisation team will be in touch throughout your child’s time at school to offer their routine immunisations. Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Not only do they protect yourself, but also others in the community, by preventing the disease from spreading to people who are unable to be vaccinated.
We are a team of registered healthcare professionals, healthcare assistants, and administration staff. We routinely visit the schools to administer vaccines to children with consent forms completed, and we offer clinics for those unable to be vaccinated in school.
Vaccines to expect:
|8||Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)|
3-in-1 Booster (5th dose of TDipV)
As shown in the table above, in years 8 and 9 we offer the HPV vaccine to all young people, which prevents certain cancers caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). In year 9 we offer the 3-in-1 teenage booster known as TDipV which completes their childhood immunisations and protects against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Polio. In year 9 we also offer the Meningitis ACWY vaccine, preventing 4 strains of meningitis.
In addition, we offer the MMR vaccine to anyone who has missed doses which prevents Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Whilst we run flu vaccinations for children, this is currently only offered to those in primary school or specific SEN schools. If there are any changes to the vaccination schedule, you will be notified by our service. For more details on vaccines offered we recommend the NHS website (Vaccinations – NHS (www.nhs.uk)) or the Oxford Vaccine Group website (Vaccine Knowledge Project — Oxford Vaccine Group).
Our service also has a team of specialised nurses who can offer additional support with vaccinations where appropriate who can be contacted by e-mailing email@example.com for more information.