We provide a daily nursing service to assist in the dispensing of medicines to pupils, particularly during the middle of the school day.
School Immunisation Team
The 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, often within an assembly environment and a consent form which they need to take home. The consent form must be signed, by a parent or guardian with parental consent, and returned to school. No vaccination can take place without a signed consent form. The vaccinations will then take place within a suitable school venue in a calm and supportive environment.
The planned immunisation schedule for 2014-2015 is:
Year 7 Boys and Girls offered Nasal Flu Vaccination
Year 8 Girls offered HPV Vaccine (protection against cervical cancer)
Boys and Girls offered Nasal Flu Vaccination
Year 9 Boys and Girls Diphtheria/Tetanus /Polio booster (last of a course started as a baby)
Year 9 BCG Risk Assessment (orange form) will be sent home by school for completion by parents. This should be returned to school. You will be informed by School Health if your child needs to have this vaccination.
Year 10 Boys and Girls Meningitis C vaccination (last booster to protect into early adulthood)
The following forms can be downloaded:
Meningitis C Booster Immunisation
Flu Nasal Immunisation Consent Form
Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Vaccination Consent Form
Information Leaflet: 5 reasons to get your child vaccinated against Flu