School Age Immunisation
The School Immunisation Team will contact you in good time before each immunisation programme with information to be shared with parents, via email.
Parental consent is essential, and this is collected online.
Schools and parents can contact the team if there are any queries or problems accessing the internet on 0300 555 5055.
For more help completing e-consent we have a video *here*
We advise that all classes are shown the our services video *here* in advance of the team’s visit. This helps information to be shared, myths to be busted and can reassure children and parents
The team will contact you a few days before the immunisation session to advise you of numbers of team staff expected and consents received. They will advise you about the numbers of young people to schedule per 15/30 minutes slot.
Please ask young people to wear short sleeves, and encourage them to eat breakfast on the immunisation session day.
It is helpful if you can let us know of young people who would benefit from being seen first, or in private in the medical room.
There is more information on our immunisation page for parents *here*
Public Health England has guidance for families and professionals on the immunisation programme *here*
National advice for schools on Flu can be accessed *here*
NHS Choices is the first-line source of vaccination information. Parents can find out the childhood immunisation schedule and evidence based information about the safety of vaccinations *here*
Gov.uk has a wealth of information about immunisations *here*
For primary schools within diverse communities, information about the use of porcine gelatine can be accessed *here*
Deeper insight can be gained from the Vaccine Knowledge Project, part of the Oxford Vaccines Group – it has research-based information about all vaccines for babies, adults and travel *here*
These FAQs are informative and thorough and based on current research findings *here*
There is evidence based information about the safety of MMR *here*
Contact us on 0300 55 5055 if you have any queries, and direct any parental concerns to us too. The team can spend time with children and young people who are anxious; sometimes a community clinic is a more appropriate venue to receive the vaccines, but please contact the team for further advice and information.