Immunisation and Vaccination Service (School Age)

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

  • Address: Various locations across Coventry and Warwickshire,

About this Service

Be Wise

About this Service

Our School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) is responsible for the planning and delivery of all school-based programmes on the NHS routine immunisation schedule.

We have 3 teams working across all of Coventry and Warwickshire covering approximately 320 primary schools and 95 Secondary schools. This includes Mainstream, Special Educational Needs, and private schools.

We are available to provide expert advice to young people, 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 the vaccinations we give will be offered in school and parents will be emailed information and a unique link to complete an online electronic consent form ahead of time. We also offer community clinics for children and young people who are educated at home, who are not currently in education or who have missed their school sessions.

 

Routine Childhood School Immunisation programmes.

Throughout the academic year, we offer the following

  • Years Reception to Year 9 & Reception to Year 13 SEN schools – Flu Vaccine
  • Year 8 – HPV 1st dose and MMR (if required)
  • Year 9 - Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (Td/IPV) & Meningitis ACWY and 2nd dose HPV and any missed HPV/ MMR

 

Flu Vaccination Programme 2022/2023 will include:

  • All Schools – Reception to Year 6 September to December 2022
  • Years 7, 8 & 9 January 2023
  • Special Education Provision - Reception to Year 13 (up to the age of 18) September to December 2022

Flu Vaccination is a national Programme offered every autumn to help protect against Influenza. - Flu Flu can be a serious illness that leads to complications like bronchitis and pneumonia, and painful ear infections in children. Children under the age of 5 years old have the highest rate of hospital admission of any age group. This successful programme will help protect children themselves and to stop the spread of flu to their families and the wider community, given the role that children have in the transmission of the flu virus.

See Primary School Leaflet &  Secondary School Leaflet for more information.

 

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV): 

HPV is a very commonly transmitted infection and increases the risk of developing some cancers later in life. The HPV vaccine helps protect young people from being infected by the virus. The national HPV vaccination programme is a two-dose course. Dose 1 is offered to both boys and girls in year 8 and dose 2 in year 9 of school. More information can be found HPV information leaflet

 

Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio booster (Td/IPV) and Meningitis ACWY:

Diphtheria Tetanus  and  Polio are rare now because of vaccination but they are very serious diseasesChildren in the UK are offered three doses as a baby and one pre-school booster. Sometimes known as the Teenage Td/IPV Booster, this should be young people’s 5th and final dose of this combined vaccination to protect them into adulthood. Teenagers and young adults are also at higher risk of developing meningococcal disease and will be offered the vaccine that protects against four different types of Meningitis - A, C, W and Y . These two vaccinations are offered together to all pupils in Year 9, Immunisations for young people - your questions answered.pdf [pdf] 513KB

 

Measles, Mumps and Rubella,

MMR Vaccination is a targeted catch-up programme for young people in year 8 and year 9 who are known to have missed one or both of their doses. Children should have received two doses of MMR vaccine at 1 year of age and with the pre-school booster at 3.5 years of age. 2 doses of the MMR vaccine provide the best protection. The MMR vaccine is very safe. MMR information leaflet 

 

For more information about the vaccinations we offer, please see the links below:

Find out more about the child flu vaccine on the NHS website

Advice following flu vaccination

Advice following Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination

Advice following Men ACWY and Td-IPV vaccine

Porcine Gelatine

Data Sharing - our responsibility

Consent

MMR letter - Years 8 and 9  

MMR consent form  

Advice following Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine

 

Anxious about vaccinations.

We know children and young people can be anxious about vaccinations. If they are very anxious, they can be invited down to the school session first so they do not have to wait so long and have their vaccine in a quieter environment. They may feel less anxious at one of the community clinics. Please let us know so we can answer any specific questions and offer additional support

 

The Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS):

This is a service available to you that deals with Queries, Compliments and Complaints. More information can be found  Here and via the PALS Information Leaflet  

 

Referral criteria:

Children/ Young people are automatically offered vaccinations at the relevant part of the school year. If you have any concerns that your child is eligible or missed a school aged vaccine but have not received information or heard from us– or are home-schooling your child– please contact the team for your area using the details below:

 

Contact details for your local team:

Coventry schools: Tel: 024 76 961422 Email: Bewise.Immunise@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

South Warwickshire schools: Tel: 01926 353899 Email: SOUTHIMMS@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

North Warwickshire schools Tel: 02476 321550 Email: NORTHIMMS@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

 

 

Coventry

Coventry Immunisation Team:
Tel: 024 7696 1422
Email: bewise.immunise@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

 

Meet the team

Coventry Team Photo

   

Follow the team on Twitter: @CWPT_Cov_Imms

North Warwickshire

North Warwickshire Immunisation Team

Tel: 024 76321550
Email: northimms@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

 

Meet the team

Photo of North Warwickshire Immunisation team

 

South Warwickshire

South Warwickshire Immunisation Team

Tel: 01926 353 899
Email: southimms@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

Meet the team

Photo of North Warwickshire Immunisations Team

Our Flu Community Clinics

Our Flu Community Clinics for 2022-2023

You can book and attend any of the clinic venues below for the flu vaccination.

Please book appointments via the Swiftqueue link below:

https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/userlogin.php

 

Timetable for Flu Community Clinics

Coventry

City of Coventry Health Centre,

Stoney Stanton Rd,

Coventry

CV1 4FS

 

Wednesday 19th October 2022

Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Wednesday 14th December 2022

Wednesday 25th January 2023

North Warwickshire

Jepson House,

3 Manor Ct Ave,

Nuneaton

CV11 5HX

 

Wednesday 19th October 2022

Wednesday 16th November 2022

Tuesday 6th December 2022

Thursday 12th January 2023

North Warwickshire

Locke House,

The Railings,

Woodside Park,

Rugby,

CV21 2AW

 

Tuesday 1st November 2022

Thursday 24th November 2022

South Warwickshire

Woodloes House,

79 Woodloes Ave,

Warwick,

Warwickshire

CV34 5XN

 

Tuesday 18th October 2022

Wednesday 30th November 2022

Wednesday 4th January 2023

Monday 27th January 2023

South Warwickshire

Alcester Health Centre

Fields Park Drive

Alcester

Warwickshire

B49 6QR

 

Friday 4th November 2022

Thursday 8th December 2022

 

More dates are planned to be added, please check back soon.