School Aged Immunisation Vaccine Programs
The School Aged Immunisation Team works with all schools including:
- Private schools
- Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools
- Faith schools
- Pupil referral units
The service also offers community clinics for children and young people who are educated at home or in other settings who are not currently in education or who have missed their school session. These are located across the cities and the Isle of Wight in accessible settings. They are open some evenings and weekends for your convenience.
The seasonal flu vaccination will be offered to all children of primary school age from October to the end of December.
From January children in the age range for Year 7 to Year 9 in secondary schools will be offered the flu vaccination.
During September to December, your child will be offered a flu vaccination, often as a nasal spray, as part of a national health campaign to protect vulnerable people, including young children, from the flu virus.
The children’s flu vaccination is given as a simple spray up the nose, which is quick and painless. The flu virus is very infectious, and this means that children are protected against the severe infection and are less likely to pass the virus on to friends and family. This helps to protect those who are at greater risk of serious flu infection including infants, older people and those with an underlying health conditions. The World Health Organisation (WHO) monitor the flu virus circulating the world and predict which virus is most likely to cause an outbreak.
The nasal spray contains porcine gelatine to stabilise the vaccine. An alternative injectable vaccine is available for those children who are unable to have gelatine for religious reason.
Consent will be sought from parents/carers via online e consent. If you do not wish to provide consent, please complete the E Consent form by selecting/or typing? ‘No’ consent.
For more information about the flu vaccination, visit the NHS website
Flu Southampton: https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/solent-southampton-flu
Flu Portsmouth: https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/solent-portsmouth-flu
In Year 9 your child will be offered Meningitis (MenACWY), and Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio (TdIPV). These two vaccines are often referred to as the School Leavers Booster.
The MenACWY vaccine is given by a single injection in the upper arm and protects against four strains of the meningitis bacteria – A, C, W and Y. This bacteria causes meningitis and blood septicaemia. The vaccination is recommended for this age group to reduce the risk of obtaining the infection.
Visit the NHS website here for more information about the Men ACWY vaccination.
The TdIPV vaccination is a single injection in the upper arm to boost your child’s protection against three separate infections, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. This is the fifth (2nd booster) and final vaccination following the Pre-school Booster (1st booster) for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio which completes that course. If you know your child has received this fifth dose (2nd booster) since attending secondary school, please do not consent. Please see link for further information.
- Visit the NHS website here for more information on Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio
This is offered to all Year 9 students and they will continue to be offered the vaccine until they leave school.
These two vaccinations are often referred to as School Leavers Boosters or Teenage boosters.
Please complete the In Health Care E Consent form providing your consent using the link below. You will need to have your school LEA code which is provided by your school.
- Isle of wight : https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/solent-iow-tdm
- Portsmouth : https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/solent-portsmouth-tdm
- Southampton : https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/solent-southampton-tdm
If you do not wish to provide consent, please complete the E Consent form by selecting? Or typing 'No' Consent.
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination is a two-dose offer to all young people in Year 8 and Year 9.
The first dose will be offered in Year 8.
The second dose will be offered in Year 9.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes HPV related cancers in boys and girls. The two-dose programme offers protection against the effects of the virus. Both doses must be completed in order for full protection to be acquired.
The vaccination will be offered each year until your child leaves school, however, if your childstarts vaccinations aged 15 years, three doses will be required to ensure they have optimum protection.
If your child started a three-dose course, this would need to be completed to ensure they have optimum protection.
The vaccination will be offered each year until your child leaves school.
Please click link below for further information:
Human papillomavirus (HPV) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Southampton HPV: https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/solent-southampton-hpv
Portsmouth HPV: https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/solent-portsmouth-hpv
IOW HPV: https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/solent-iow-hpv
The School Aged Immunisation service can offer MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella) in community clinics for year R and 6 children and in schools for those in years 8 and 9. We can identify children that have missed some of their MMR pre school immunisations.
If you are concerned your child has missed any other pre school vaccination please contact your GP surgery or the NHS App.
You can contact your GP surgery or use the NHS App to clarify your child’s immunisation status
To find out more about the MMR please: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/mmr-vaccine/
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