The Trust has a dedicated School Aged Immunisation Team made up of professionals who are highly skilled and experienced in giving vaccinations. The immunisation teams cover all school aged children living in Nottingham City, County and Bassetlaw.
It is important to protect our children and young people against a number of dangerous infectious diseases. The national immunisation programme means that diseases like polio have disappeared in the UK; this is only possible by maintaining the high vaccination rates for children and young people across our local communities.
The service follows the national immunisation programme and offers vaccinations to protect against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Meningococcal ACWY and school leavers booster of Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (Td/IPV).
In Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City seasonal flu is offered to primary school children. From the school year 2017-2018, it will be offered to all children in reception, years 1, 2, 3 and 4. You may find the following information about why you should protect your child from flu useful.
How does our service work?
The School Aged Immunisation Team delivers the school based vaccination programme in Nottinghamshire County, Nottingham City and Bassetlaw. The programme is offered in schools however clinics and home visits are offered when a need is identified.
The team engages with over 350 primary schools and over 70 secondary schools as well as accessing independent schools, special schools, alternative education provisions and supporting young people who are home educated or not in education.
The service is provided and supported by a team of skilled and experienced nurses and support staff.
Consent for vaccinations is initially required from parents. The decision to have the vaccination is legally the young persons. If on the day they are deemed to understand the reasons for the vaccination and the issues in giving consent they will be given the opportunity to self-consent to the vaccination. However the nurse would much rather have your permission as well.
We also like to record vaccine refusals from both young people and parents to ensure their health records are update and to identify any concerns that are highlighted. If you are unsure about having the vaccinations or if you would like to discuss anything further please contact the team.
The service offers the following immunisation programmes in schools:
- Seasonal flu vaccination to protect healthy children against flu (in school years reception through to year 4)
- Seasonal flu vaccination to protect children in special schools against flu (4 – 18 years of age)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect girls against cervical cancer (in school years 8 and 9)
- Teenage booster and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations to protect young people against tetanus, diphtheria and polio and meningitis (in school year 9). This Immunisations for Young People Guide outlines and explains these vaccinations and why they are needed.
This vaccine checklist explains what is routinely offered to everyone in the UK on the NHS and the ages at which they should ideally be given.
Our service is delivered from:
- all schools in Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw
- community clinics
- home visits (where there is an identified need)
Accessing our service
To access our team you can:
- Complete and return the vaccination consent form you receive to your child’s school
- Check when the team is due to visit your child’s school:
- Contact the service using the telephone numbers below.
Contact number : 01777 863274
By post: Bassetlaw Immunisation Team, Retford Hospital, North Road, Retford, DN22 7XF
Nottingham City and County
Contact number : 07920182032
By post : School Aged Immunisation Team, Stapleford Care Centre, Church Street, Nottingham, NG9 8DB
Service opening hours
9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
How to refer someone to this service
Bassetlaw: email email@example.com or telephone 01777 863 274.
Nottingham City and the rest of Nottinghamshire: email SchoolAgedImmunisationTeam@nottshc.nhs.uk or telephone 07920 182 032
Service commissioned by
NHS England/Public Health England