Immunisation and Vaccination Service (School Age)

  • Planning and delivery of all school-based immunisation programmes across Coventry, Warwickshire, Hereford, Worcester and Solihull, according to a schedule agreed with Public Health England.

  • Address: Various locations across Coventry,  Warwickshire,  Herefordshire,  Worcestershire,  Solihull,

About this Service

Be WiseOur Immunisation Team is responsible for the planning and delivery of all school-based immunisation programmes across Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, Hereford and Worcester according to a schedule agreed
with Public Health England.

Each area has its own localised team who are responsible for the delivery of the NHS national campaigns (see the tabs above). They are available to provide expert advice to children, families, other professionals and schools regarding immunisation and vaccination issues and can offer extra support to those children and young people who are worried about receiving a vaccination or who have additional needs.

All of the vaccinations will be delivered in school and parents will be issued an information pack ahead of time.  These can also be found on the tabs above. If your child is unwell or absent from school on the day of the immunisation a follow up session or clinic appointments will be offered.

 

Schedule for January – April 2020 – Year 9 Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio Vaccination (final booster) and Meningitis ACWY Vaccination

The immunisation teams will be visiting all secondary schools to pupils in year 9 offering their next and final routine scheduled childhood vaccinations

  •      Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio vaccination (final booster)
  •      Meningitis ACWY

Completing your child’s routine vaccination programme (which they will have commenced from birth) will help protect them from these serious diseases. Approx. 2/3  weeks prior to the date we are due to visit your child’s school the immunisation team (via school) will provide your child with an immunisation pack containing a leaflet with the details of the vaccines, a letter from us and a consent form. Please ensure you print the consent forms double sided and return the consent form direct to your school, do not email it. If you wish to ask any questions or discuss the vaccines with a health professional, please contact your local team who's contact details are provided on the tabs above.

 

Schedule March-July 2020

Your local immunisation team will be visiting all pupils boys and girls in year 8 and girls only in year 9 at school to offer them the HPV Vaccine. The HPV vaccine has been offered to all girls in school year 8 for over ten years. Now from this academic year 2019-2020, the vaccine will also be offered to year 8 boys. This is because the evidence is clear that the HPV vaccine helps protect both boys and girls from HPV-related cancers.

It is a 2 dose vaccination course, the first dose given in year 8 and the second dose 12 months later. Your child will be given an immunisation pack if they are in year 8 and a letter if they are in year 9 approximately three/four weeks before the immunisation session. These need to be returned direct to school no later than a week before the scheduled session date. Please click on your local area tab above for a schedule of when the immunisation team will be visiting your child’s school. Please also see the downloadable PDFs below for copies of the consent form (print this double sided), letter, leaflet and further information about the HPV vaccine.

The vaccine can be given to females from age 12 – up to their 25th birthday however is routinely offered in year 8 and 9. If your child wishes to have this vaccine, is within the age limits but outside of the routinely offered cohort please contact your local immunisation team who will be able to arrange an appointment to vaccinate your child.

Please see the current downloadable schedules for our Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio vaccination (final booster) and the Meningitis ACWY vaccination.

Please see the downloadable documents for important information: