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School Age Vaccination Team

School-age Immunisation Service

After your child receives their pre-school immunisations at the GPs, their other routine childhood vaccinations are offered by our Immunisation team.

We have a dedicated team of nurses who are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of vaccination. The team is supported by healthcare support workers and administrative staff.

It is important to protect our children and young people against a number of dangerous vaccine preventable diseases. We currently deliver the following programmes:

Influenza programme – Reception up to and including Year 6 (*up to 18 years of age and attending a school for children with special school)

HPV programme – Years 8 and 9

School Leaver boosters (Td/IPV and Men ACWY) – Year 9

Further details about the UK routine immunisation schedule can be found at; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them/ or https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immunisations-for-young-people

The team are also able to offer a MMR catch-up service for any young people who are eligible for other programmes who have had less than two MMR doses. Please contact a member of the team for more details.

The team work with all Barnsley Primary and Secondary schools including schools for children and young people with special educational needs. We also support young people who are home educated or not in education. Vaccinations are mainly delivered in the school setting however the team hold several catch up clinics for each programme in a variety of community settings. You will be informed of these dates at the start of each programme. They are also advertised via our Facebook page; Barnsley specialist children’s health and advertised in schools.

We pride ourselves in delivering a flexible service to meet the needs of our children, young people and families. We can therefore offer home visits where this best meets the needs of the child/young person or their family.

Consent for vaccinations is required from someone who has parental responsibility for the child/young person. Consent forms or a link to an e-consent form will be sent out via your child’s school. Verbal consents are also accepted. You may therefore receive a call from a member of the team if we have not received a completed form indicating either consent or refusal for the vaccine. When appropriate, consent can be sought from a young person following assessment of their capacity to consent to vaccination.

To speak to a member of the team please telephone 01226 438828/29 or email us at;

swy-tr.childrensvaccination.team@nhs.net