School age immunisations for young people
The school age immunisation team provide vaccinations for school age children and young people (reception to year 11) across Derbyshire and Derby City.
The team go into school to immunise young people against different illnesses, including Flu, Polio, HPV, Meningitis, Diphtheria, and Tetanus,
Parents, carers, or young people (see ‘medical treatment and consent’ information below) can now give their consent for vaccinations via an online form, which must be completed for each child or young person. The vaccine information, school code and link to the consent form will be sent out from school.
Look on our calendar for the dates that the immunisation team will be visiting your child’s school, by typing the name of the school in the ‘search’.
For young people that don't attend school, are home-educated, or miss their vaccination due to absence, the team run catch-up clinics across the county in school holidays. Please contact them on the telephone numbers or email address below, to arrange this.
DCHS immunisation team (north):
Telephone: 01246 252953 or email: DCHST.firstname.lastname@example.org
DCHS immunisation team (south and city):
Telephone: 01283 707178 or email: DCHST.email@example.com
As children get older there will be circumstances where they will want, and be able, to make decisions for themselves about their own health, wellbeing, and medical treatments.
The video below goes into a bit more detail about how we support young people and their families to make decisions and navigate differences in opinion.
Getting the evidenced-based facts about the vaccines that your child will be offered is helpful to make an informed decision. Here are a few web resources that may help:
- NHS vaccinations and when to have them
- Children’s flu and Covid-19 vaccines
- Vaccines and porcine gelatine (PDF leaflet)