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Who are we and what do we do?

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 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 service is provided 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 for those vaccinations offered in senior schools. 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, in appropriate cases, 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 up to date 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 (all children in primary and secondary schools).
  • Seasonal Flu vaccination to protect children in special schools against Flu (4–18 years of age).
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect 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.



How do vaccines work?




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