School age immunisation programme

The Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) immunisation team deliver the childhood immunisation and vaccination programme within Ealing schools.

Programmes include the childhood flu vaccination, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination, Booster vaccinations of Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (Td/IPV) and Meningococcal ACWY (Men ACWY) and Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) as a catch up for those who are not fully vaccinated.

Primary schools

Childhood flu vaccination

In October 2020 all children from reception through to year 7 will be offered the flu vaccination (nasal spray) in school.

Thank you to schools for hosting these sessions and for their ongoing support.

Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children, with serious complications including pneumonia and bronchitis. This year, it is especially important to protect children and the wider community from flu during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme is designed to not only provide individual protection to children, but also to prevent the spread of flu throughout the community. Your school has been contacted by the immunisation team to arrange a suitable date for vaccination.

Flu vaccination in school: advice and resources for headteachers (GOV.UK)
Nasal spray flu vaccination being offered to children in primary schools 2020/21.

Checklist primary school flu vaccination sessions (pdf)
How schools can prepare prior to and on the day of the vaccination session.

Protecting your child against flu - leaflets and posters for parents (GOV.UK)

Flu vaccination consent form (word)

Letter to invite parents/carers to consent nasal flu vaccination (word)

Secondary schools

In October 2020 all children in year 7 will be offered the flu vaccination (nasal spray) in school. This year, it is especially important to protect children and the wider community from flu during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your school will be contacted to arrange this.

Immunisations for young people (GOV.UK) Updated schedule for 2020.
Leaflet about the HPV, Td/IPV and MenACWY vaccinations given to young people in school years 7 to 13.

Checklist high school booster and HPV vaccination sessions (pdf)
How schools can prepare prior to and on the day of the vaccination session.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination

In 2020/21 girls and boys in year 8 will be offered the HPV vaccination to help to protect against HPV related cancer. Cervical cancer in women is the second most common cancer in the world with around 3,200 cases diagnosed in the UK each year, a third of those cases end in death.

HPV universal vaccination: leaflet and posters (GOV.UK)

HPV consent form (word)

Teenage booster vaccinations (Td/IPV), Men ACWY and MMR

In 2020/21 young people in year 9 will be offered Booster vaccinations of Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (Td/IPV) and Meningococcal ACWY (Men ACWY) and Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) as a catch up for those who are not fully vaccinated.

Young people will usually have already had four Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio immunisations and this booster is needed to complete the course and to ensure immunity continues into adult life. The Men ACWY vaccination helps to protect young people at this age, who are particularly at risk, against a bacterial form of meningitis which is very serious and sometimes fatal.

Booster letter for parents (word)

Booster consent form (word)

Genera Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidance from Public Health England for primary schools (pdf)
No change is needed to the current ways in which children’s personal information is used and shared for the primary school health data collections to be lawful under the GDPR.

Contact and further information

Contact for any immunisation in schools queries:
Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Email: cnw-tr.immunisationteam@nhs.net
Tel: 01895 485740

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2020