The East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH) School Immunisation Team 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.
Your child will be provided with information about the forthcoming vaccination. This generally will include an information leaflet and a vaccination consent form which they need to take home. Please ensure that parents/carers fully read the information leaflet to be able to make an informed decision.
The consent form must be signed by a parent, or carer with parental consent, and returned to school. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01502 581171 and the team will be happy to help. Visit the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust website for more information.
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust 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.
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.
The HPV vaccination programme involves two injections, twelve months apart, and is available to all girls in Year 8. The second vaccine is usually given in Year 9. It is important that girls have both doses to get the best protection.
The consent forms for Year 8 are now electronic, and will be sent to parents and carers for whom we have their email addresses. Please read the HPV Parent Letter for more details and to access the e-consent form. Please contact the academy if you have any queries or if we do not hold your email address.
Any young woman under the age of 18 can start the programme if they missed it at the appropriate age. If commenced after the age of 15, three doses of the vaccine are necessary.
As of January 2020 boys in Year 8 will also be offered this vaccination. For further information, please read the leaflet here.
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 website, 3-in-1 teenage booster page.
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 at the same time as the teenage booster.
Further information can be found on the NHS Choices website, MenACWY vaccine page.
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