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School Immunisation team – Bradford

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The Bradford School Immunisation team promotes and delivers immunisations in schools, community health centres and via home visits if needed.
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E-consents

The Bradford School Immunisation team is now moving from paper consents to electronic consents. For all vaccinations from September 2022, you will receive a letter from the School Immunisation team, via your child’s school, with information on how to access and complete your child’s online consent, using your child’s unique school code.

Please use the unique school code to access and complete the consent form online as soon as you receive the prompt from your child’s school. We hope this process is easier for parents/carers when consenting for their child to have routine vaccinations.

If you have any questions regarding the above or require further information regarding vaccinations, please contact our Admin Hub on 01274 221269 and they will arrange for a member of our Immunisation team to call you back.

The School Immunisation team promotes and delivers immunisations in 43 secondary schools and 173 primary schools along with children and young people that are home tutored or in alternative provisions across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

The team aims to increase how many children are vaccinated against a range of illnesses through health-promotion activities as well as planned sessions in schools and community-based clinics. Home visits are also carried out for children who may have additional needs or requirements, and who may need to be in more familiar surroundings. Some of these children may also be very anxious.

The Bradford School Immunisation team consists of clinical and administrative staff working together to deliver a high-quality service.

Pre-school children

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.

 

Vaccination information

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.

Which vaccination should my child have and when?

 

 

 

 

 

Human-Papillomavirus (HPV)

 

This vaccine is now being offered to both boys and girls in Year 8 and consists of two vaccinations, six months apart. Parents will be contacted via school for consent.

You can find out more on the NHS website.

 

 

Teenage boosters

 

The teenage boosters comprise of two vaccinations, one against Meningitis, and one against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio, also know 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.

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.

Find out more about the Meningitis vaccination and the Teenage booster.

 

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) catch-up

 

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.

 

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The Intranasal flu vaccination is delivered in school for the eligible cohorts.

Inactivated Flu vaccine is also offered to children whose parents may refuse the nasal spray due to the Porcine (Pork Gelatine) content.

Please note the nasal flu spay is the most effective vaccine in children.

Home-schooled children will be invited to attend one of our community clinics. This programme is offered during October-December time.

You can find out more on the NHS website.

 

 

 

Bacille Calmette Guerin (School-age BCG)

 

The BCG vaccination is routinely offered in hospitals at the time of birth to children who meet the criteria of their parent or grandparent coming from a high-risk (Tuberculosis disease – TB) country, but those who have missed it at birth can be referred into our service by a healthcare professional, generally Health Visitor, School Nurse or Practice Nurse.

You can find out more on the  NHS website.

 

COVID-19 jab

 

The NHS is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children and young people.

You can find out more information on the NHS website.

 

Resources to support your child

We want your child to have the very best experience when receiving their immunisations. Therefore, if your child has any special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or anxieties please contact the team to arrange a clinic appointment or home visit and we will be happy to discuss your child’s requirements.

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.

 

Resources to prepare your child for their vaccination

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Contact

If you need to speak to the School Immunisations team please call 01274 221269.

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