The Children and Young People’s Health Service provides vaccines in schools in support of the National Childhood Immunisation Programme.
The team consists of experienced qualified nurses and administrators who deliver the vaccinations within the school environment.
Information regarding vaccinations will be sent to relevant parents and carers via ParentMail. This will include information regarding the vaccination and a link to the online consent form to be completed and signed by a parent, or carer with parental consent. Please ensure that you fully read all information to be able to make an informed decision. The online consent form should be completed regardless of consent being given, as the form contains an option to decline the vaccination. No vaccination can take place without a completed consent form that has been signed by the person with parental responsibility for the student.
The vaccinations will then take place within a suitable school venue in a calm and supportive environment. Only students that have returned a fully completed and signed consent form will be vaccinated. After the vaccination has taken place, students will also be given aftercare information.
Should any parent require further information about any aspect of these immunisations they can contact the team at hct.csaissuffolk.nhs.net or on 0300 5555055 (option 3) and the team will be happy to help. Visit the Hertfordshire and East Anglia Community and School Age Immunisation Service website for more information.