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Children & Families Health Service Immunisation Team

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The immunisation team is responsible for the planning and delivery of all school based immunisation programmes. This is according to National campaigns and the childhood immunisation schedule. 

The vaccinations programmes are primarily carried out in school based settings, although these can also be offered in other community settings depending on individual need. 

The immunisation team works across the whole of the Children & Families Health Service and is divided into two smaller teams; Central Lancashire & East/Blackburn with Darwen. Each hub is responsible for offering vaccinations in a specific geographical area.

The team also provides expert advice to children and families, other professionals and schools regarding immunisation and vaccination issues. 

Vaccinations currently being offered are as follows:
  • Year 8 girls only - Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Year 10 boys & girls - Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio (Td/IPV)

Immunisations

Our 0-19 team runs the National Immunisation Programme for secondary schools. This includes:
  • The HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine for 12-13 year old girls, year 8.
  • The DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and polio) final school booster for 14-15 year old girls and boys, year 10
  • Meningitis C vaccine for 14-15 year old girls and boys, year 10

Consent forms and information leaflets are sent out via your child's school at the appropriate time. Young people in secondary school who are assessed as competent by nurses can legally self consent for any immunisation.

The nurse will check the consent form and ensure your child is well and able to have their immunisations that day. If your child is unwell or absent we will arrange another session in school.

Useful Advice

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Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Meningitis C

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