School age immunisations
The school nursing team provide an immunisation service on behalf of NHS England. It’s important that your child gets their immunisations on time to give them the best protection. The service will monitor your child’s immunisation status throughout their school life, and will be able to give advice and support on immunisations.
Vaccinations in schools
The school nursing service is commissioned to deliver school-based immunisations across North East Lincolnshire. This includes:
- Influenza (Flu) – Primary school pupils
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – Year 8 pupils (first dose) and Year 9 pupils (second dose)
- Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP) – Year 9 pupils
- Meningococcal ACWY (Men ACWY) – Year 9 pupils
The immunisation team will be delivering the vaccines during the following months:
- September to December 2022 – Flu in Primary schools
- January to February half term 2023 – Flu (catch ups and years 7, 8 and 9 pupils) and HPV second dose (year 9 pupils)
- February to Easter 2023 – HPV first dose (year 8 pupils)
- Easter to summer holidays 2023 – DTP/Men ACWY (year 9 pupils)
All children who miss the vaccine in school will be offered catch up sessions throughout the academic year in school or invited to catch up clinics in school holidays.
How to give consent or refuse an immunisation
Your child’s school will send you a link to the online consent form. If you miss the submission deadline you’ll need to contact the Immunisation team to make an appointment at a catch up clinic
You must have parental responsibility of the child to give or refuse consent. Submit one child’s details at a time, and use the same consent form link if you need to submit multiple childrens details.
Contact the team directly if your child does not attend school, is home educated or you’re having problems accessing the online form.
The service will not administer any vaccinations without consent.
What happens if my child is absent?
Any children that miss their vaccinations in school either due to absence or refusal can be caught up in a community clinic setting. We aim to run catch-up clinics in each area in the school holidays. As long as there is a consent form for your child, with a contact number, we will contact you to offer a catch-up clinic appointment.
- Child flu vaccine – NHS
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) – NHS
- MenACWY vaccine – NHS
- 3-in-1 teenage booster FAQs – NHS
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