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
Our Immunisation Team is responsible for the planning and delivery of all school-based Immunisation programmes across all Coventry and Warwickshire according to a schedule agreed with NHS England.
Each area has its own localised team (contact details below) who are responsible for the delivery of the NHS national campaigns. 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 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 session.
Throughout the academic year we offer the following the following Routine Childhood Immunisation programmes
- Year Reception to Year 6 Nasal 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
- Year 10 are being offered any missing vaccinations - Td/IPV, Meningitis ACWY, HPV and MMR
Nasal flu Vaccination is a national Programme offered every autumn to help protect them 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 them spreading flu to their families and the wider community, given the role that children have in transmission of the flu virus. Primary School Leaflet
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 diseases. Children 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:
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 sessions earlier and be offered their vaccine in a quiet 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
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
North Warwickshire Immunisation Team
Tel: 024 76321550
Meet the team