Immunisations

Consent will be sought from parents/guardians before any immunisations are administered to their child within the school or clinic setting via www.lincolnshireimmunisations.co.uk.

Immunisations are mainly delivered in schools, or in some cases, local health clinics. This will include the vaccinations below.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme

This is the annual seasonal vaccination to prevent influenza. From September to December 2019 this will be offered to children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 in primary school, and all pupils at Special Schools. Fluenz is given by a nasal spray. The flu vaccination for over 18s will be given as an injection.


Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination

This is the vaccination offered to pupils in Year 8 (aged 12-13) to help prevent cancers caused by HPV. It is given by an injection in the upper arm. For pupils who are under 15 a two dose schedule is used with the second dose being given at least 6 months after the first.

From Sept 2019, the vaccination will be offered to pupils in Year 8 (aged 12-13) with the first dose being given during year 8, the second being given during year 9.


Teenage Booster Vaccination

This is the common name for the final diptheria, tetanus and polio booster vaccination given to students in Year 9, which completes the 5 dose schedule that was given at 2, 3 & 4 months old and as a pre-school booster. At the same time the meningococcal ACWY vaccine will be given. Both these vaccinations are given by injection – one in each arm.

Pupils in school years 10, 11, 12 and 13 should contact their GP to find out when they are eligible to receive the vaccine at the GP surgery.

For young people who are educated at home, or elsewhere, please contact your local immunisation team to arrange to have your vaccination in a clinic setting.


Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine

Teenagers in years 9 are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningococcal disease. This replaces the Men C vaccine and gives protection against more strains of meningococcal infection. Cases of meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal bacteria are rising, due to a particularly deadly strain (W).

The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases. At the same time the Teenage Booster vaccine will be given. Both these vaccinations are given by injection – one in each arm.

Pupils in school years 10, 11, 12 and 13 should contact their GP to find out when they are eligible to receive the vaccine at the GP surgery.

For young people who are educated at home, or elsewhere, please contact your local immunisation team to arrange to have your vaccination in a clinic setting.

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