Immunisations

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

Free flu vaccinations available now

This winter it’s more important than ever before to make sure your child is protected against flu.

Free flu vaccinations are available for:

  • all primary age children
  • Year 7 children at secondary school
  • all children who attend a Special Educational Needs school.

All young people aged over 18 will receive an injection or those who cannot receive a nasal spray will be offered an injection.

Give consent for your child’s free flu jab

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination
Summer 2020 HPV vaccinations

If your child is in Year 8 and you have not yet consented for their Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination due to the coronavirus school closures, please look out for a letter asking for your consent to make sure they can take part in this year’s annual vaccination programme.

To take part in this year’s HPV vaccination programme, parents must give their consent by Tuesday 7 July.

If you have not received a letter, have not already given your consent and believe your child is eligible to receive an HPV vaccination, please contact the School Age Immunisation Service  on 01522 572950.

HPV Vaccinations will take place at drive through venues conveniently located across Lincolnshire during July and August.


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 LCHS School Age Immunisations Service on  01522 572950  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 the common strains of meningococcal infection found in the population. 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 LCHS School Age Immunisations Service on  01522 572950  to arrange to have your vaccination in a clinic setting.

The School finder section which directs people to the correct base for their school needs to be removed as it is no longer relevant with the new SPA number 01522 572950.

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.

Back to Children's Services Date last modified 11/08/2020