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Immunisations

We deliver the school immunisation programme in Portsmouth and Southampton for children aged 4 up to their 18 birthday in schools.

Our Immunisation Team works with all schools including mainstream, state, independent, private schools, special schools and pupil referral units.

We also offer community clinics for children and young people who are educated at home or who are not currently in education.

We offer some evening and weekend sessions in accessible community settings as catch up programmes.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says: The 2 public health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s health are clean water and vaccines.  

The national immunisation programme established by Public Health England and NHS England, has meant that dangerous diseases, such as polio, have disappeared in the UK. But these diseases could come back – they are still around in many countries throughout the world.

That’s why it’s so important for you to protect yourself. In the UK, such diseases are kept at bay by the high immunisation rates.

More information from the NHS website is available here.

 

Our team delivers the school aged routine national immunisation programme to children which includes these vaccinations

  • For more information about the nasal flu vaccination, visit the NHS website here.
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which causes HPV related cancers. In 2018 the Government announced that this would become an adolescent vaccination available to all young people from 14 until 17 years. From September 2019, the HPV vaccine is now available for all Year 8 pupils.

 

We are a team of experienced healthcare professionals including nurses and healthcare support workers who work in collaboration with education, GPs Health Visitors, School Nurses and other partners.

Visit the NHS website here to find out more information about when your child will receive vaccinations.

If they're able to, consent is usually given by patients themselves but someone with parental responsibility may need to give consent for a child up to the age of 16 to have treatment. Find out more about how the rules of consent apply to children and young people here.

Consent for vaccinations is usually given by the signing of a consent form. If your child attends a school you will receive notification of the vaccination dates from school. If a child or young person is being educated at home or is not in school then consent is requested when attending a clinic.

Please contact us via email at Snhs.childrensimmunisationteam@nhs.net if you have any questions.

There's lots of useful information on the NHS website here around anxiety and useful ways you can help your child.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

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The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: FreedomOfInformation@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 023 8029 6911/22

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.