The Bradford School Immunisation team works with 43 secondary schools and 173 primary schools, as well as children and young people who are home tutored or in alternative provisions across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.
We explain about the benefits of immunisation and deliver immunisations in local schools and community-based clinics. Home visits are also carried out for children who may have additional needs or requirements, and who may be very anxious and need to be in more familiar surroundings.
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Immunisation keeps children and young people safe against a range of infection diseases which cause illness. The video below explains why this is important. You can also watch this video with Slovak subtitles or Urdu subtitles.
A child cannot be vaccinated without a parent or guardian’s consent.
For all routine vaccinations you will receive a letter from the School Immunisation team, via your child’s school. The letter gives information on how to give your consent online, by filling in an online consent form. If your child is home schooled you will receive a letter directly from our School Immunisation team to arrange your child’s vaccination.
You must use the unique school code sent by your child’s school to access and complete the consent form.
If you have any questions about giving your consent or you require further information about vaccinations, please contact the School Immunisation team’s Admin Hub on 01274 221269. They will arrange for a member of our Immunisation team to call you back.
There are links to our Flu, HPV and Teenage Booster e-consent forms at the bottom of this page.
All year round the School Immunisation team holds clinics for any child who has missed their vaccination/s in school or, who would prefer to receive their vaccination/s in one of these clinics:
If you feel that your child has missed a vaccination, please contact our Admin Hub on 01274 221269 who will arrange for a member of the immunisation team to contact you to make an appointment.
If your child is not yet at school, you will find all the information you need to know on the immunisations and vaccinations page. Please speak to your GP about what vaccinations they need.
The vaccinations and immunisations below are offered throughout the year. You can download our FAQs to find answers to common questions parents/carers ask, or download resources explaining what each of these is for and what you need to do to give consent for your child to receive them.
The teenage boosters comprise of two vaccinations, one against Meningitis, and one against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio, also known as the three-in-one or teenage booster.
These are offered to both girls and boys in Year 9 and are usually given on the same day, one in each arm. Parents will be contacted via school for consent and there is a link to the online consent form at the bottom of this page.
The team will also check if children are up-to-date on their vaccinations again Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and will offer this if there are any missing doses.
These vaccinations are offered to Year 8 students that are outstanding either one or both doses of the MMR vaccine.
You can find out more on the NHS website.
The nasal flu spay is the most effective way for children to have the flu vaccine. It is delivered in school for eligible children.
Inactivated flu vaccine is also offered to children whose parents may refuse the nasal spray due to the porcine (pork gelatine) content.
Home-schooled children will be invited to attend one of our community clinics. Our flu vaccination programme is offered during October-December time.
You can find out more on the NHS website.
We want all children to have the very best experience when receiving their immunisations. If your child has any special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or anxieties, please contact our team to discuss your child’s requirements and arrange a clinic appointment or home visit.
Wherever possible we will aim to meet your communication, access and information needs as per the accessible information standard. Please let the team know about any accessibility requirements.
If you need to speak to the School Immunisation team please call 01274 221269.