Physical Health

Children and Young People’s Health Service

The Children and Young People’s Health Service provides vaccines in schools in support of the National Childhood Immunisation Programme.

The team consists of experienced qualified nurses and administrators who deliver the vaccinations within the school environment.

Information regarding vaccinations will be sent to relevant parents and carers via ParentMail. This will include information regarding the vaccination and a link to the online consent form to be completed and signed by a parent, or carer with parental consent. Please ensure that you fully read all information to be able to make an informed decision. The online consent form should be completed regardless of consent being given, as the form contains an option to decline the vaccination. No vaccination can take place without a completed consent form that has been signed by the person with parental responsibility for the student.

The vaccinations will then take place within a suitable school venue in a calm and supportive environment. Only students that have returned a fully completed and signed consent form will be vaccinated. After the vaccination has taken place, students will also be given aftercare information.

Should any parent require further information about any aspect of these immunisations they can contact the team at or on 0300 5555055 and the team will be happy to help. Visit the Hertfordshire and East Anglia Community and School Age Immunisation Service website for more information.

About the School-Age Immunisation Service

Hertfordshire and East Anglia Community and School Age Immunisation Service delivers the school immunisation programme in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk. The local teams work in partnership with schools, including state, independent, special schools and pupil referral units, and offer community clinics for young people who are educated at home. The service may also be required to respond in case of disease outbreaks in the community.

The immunisation service is provided by experienced nurses and support staff. Parental consent is required for all school vaccinations unless a young person is over the age of 18 years.

Children and Young people (12- 15 years) COVID-19 Vaccination

The vaccination team previously vaccinated all students where parental consent had been received, who met the age range and eligibility criteria, and were in the academy on the vaccination dates.

For any student that was either outside this age range, not in school on the vaccination dates, did not have consent at the time, or had Covid within the guideline time frame, are able to drop in to one of many walk-in sessions, as shown in this letter and here. Walk in boosters are also available outside of academy hours for 12 years old and above, at Worlingham Pharmacy on Mon-Fri until 7.30pm and on Saturdays at 8.00am-2.00pm. You are also able to book your vaccination/ booster with them.


For any student that was either outside this age range, not in school on the vaccination dates, did not have consent at the time, or had Covid within the guideline time frame shown above, are able to drop in to one of many walk-in sessions, as shown in this letter and here.

Please find more information on the links below:

NHS England

Clinical Commissioning Group (Local)

Flu Vaccination Programme 2021 to 2022

If your child has not yet received their flu vaccination, but you would like to book an appointment, please click here.

For the 2021 to 2022 flu season, the flu vaccination programme was expanded to offer the flu vaccination to all students from Year 7 through to Year 11. This significant expansion in the programme is part of the government’s wider winter planning to reduce flu levels in the population, and therefore the potential impact on the NHS, when we are likely to see both flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) in circulation.

Flu vaccinations have been offered to children since 2013 in a phased rollout starting with the youngest children first. Last year, the flu vaccination programme was extended into Year 7 in secondary school for the first time as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the uncertainties around the impact of COVID-19 this winter, the programme was extended, to include all secondary school-aged children up to Year 11. No decision has yet been made about whether the expanded programme will continue in future years covering all children to year 11 or whether the programme will return to a phased rollout approach.

These vaccinations were administered by Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, who are working with Vaccination UK to deliver the flu vaccine programme over two dates: Monday 15th November and Wednesday 15th December 2021. All students where parental consent was received, and were in the academy on the vaccination dates, received the flu vaccination.

For further information regarding the flu vaccine click here.

Support in submitting your consent/decline click here.

Information on administering the flu vaccine click here.

If your child has asthma please read the information here.

HPV Vaccination – Preventing Cervical Cancer

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination offers protection against the two types that cause over 70% of cervical cancer and two types that cause 90% of genital warts.

We have now been informed that the Community and School Aged Immunisation team are now able to recommence delivery of the vaccination programme for HPV.

The HPV vaccination programme involves two injections, approximately six months apart, and historically has been available to all girls in Year 8. From 2020, boys have also been offered the vaccination, more details are available here. It is important to have both doses to get the best protection. However, due to delays following Covid and the requirement to administer Covid vaccinations as a priority, students in years 8, 9 and 10 have not previously been able to have HPV vaccinations.

At the beginning of March 2022 parents and carers of all students in years 8,9 and 10 will receive electronic communication which will include a letter from the immunisation team and a link to the online consent form. Please read the HPV Parent Letter for more details and to access the e-consent form. You can also follow here to complete the document, to either give or decline consent. You will also need the school code to enter on the form, which is EE139403. The immunisation team has asked that the consent/non consent form is completed for every student, regardless of whether a consent form has previously been completed, to ensure that they have up to date information.

The Immunisation team has informed us that, for students in Year 11, an invite will be sent to the registered home address to commence or complete their vaccination programme at a clinic, and not within the academy programme. Any queries in relation to this can be emailed directly to the team at

HPV Consent Form

HPV Vaccination Overview

HPV Patient Leaflet

Vaccination Information

HPV Vaccination Guide

Year 9: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio (teenage booster)

Tetanus is a painful disease affecting the nervous system which can lead to muscle spasms, breathing problems and can be fatal. It is caused when bacteria found in the soil and manure get into the body through open cuts or burns.


Diphtheria is a serious disease that usually begins with a sore throat and can quickly cause breathing problems. It can damage the heart and nervous system, and in severe cases, it can kill.


Polio is a virus that attacks the nervous system which can cause permanent paralysis of muscles. If it affects the chest muscles or the brain, polio can kill.

Your child will have been offered three doses as a baby and one pre-school booster. This fifth dose will be given by the School Immunisation Team.

Further information can be found on the NHS choices 3-in-1 teenage booster page.

Year 9: Meningitis Vaccine

Meningitis is inflammation of the lining of the brain. One of the most serious and common causes of meningitis is by meningococcal bacteria. As well as meningitis, meningococcal infection can lead to septicaemia (blood poisoning), both of which can be very serious or fatal.

Teenagers are at higher risk of developing meningococcal disease and will be offered the vaccine that protects against four different types of meningitis: A, C, W and Y. The MenACWY vaccine helps protect older teenagers and young adults from getting meningitis and septicaemia.

Further information can be found on the NHS Choices MenACWY vaccine page.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
The Immunisation team have asked parents and carers to be reminded that all children and young people should have 2 doses of MMR, which is normally given during the first 5 years. Details can be found on the NHS website
If you are not sure whether your child has been fully immunised against MMR please contact the immunisation team on, who will then be able to help you. Please do not direct queries regarding this vaccination to the academy.

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