The Immunisation Service provides vaccinations to children and young people aged 5-19 across Wiltshire, Swindon, Bath & North East Somerset and Devon. This is mainly provided in schools but also community venues for those that are home educated or requiring catch up vaccinations. Vaccinations are provided, on behalf of the NHS, in line with the National Childhood Immunisation Programme.
What vaccinations do we provide?
We administer the following vaccinations:
- Influenza nasal spray vaccination to all eligible children of primary school age and all eligible children in special schools up to their 18th birthday
- Universal HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) programme to all girls and boys in year 8 (a second dose is provided in year 9)
- The DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) vaccine for 13-14 year old girls and boys in year 9
- Meningitis (Men ACWY) vaccine for 13-14 year old girls and boys in year 9
- MMR vaccine catch up programme
How will I know if a child is due vaccination?
Parents / carers will be notified that a child is due vaccination either via email, text message or letter from the school. If a child is home educated or not in education, they will get a letter via the Local Authority or directly from ourselves.
The national immunisation schedule provides more information when vaccinations are due, and can be found here.
If you need any help or advice regarding a child’s vaccinations, do not hesitate to contact the Immunsation Service on 0300 247 0082.
How to consent to a child’s vaccinations?
Click on the relevant link below to consent or decline vaccination for your child. Frequently asked questions about the individual vaccinations and the consent process are also available through these links.
We check all consent information prior to vaccination sessions and will contact you if required regarding any medical conditions you tell us about.
What if a child has already had the vaccine?
In some cases, your child may have already received some of the vaccines we deliver as part of the programme. For example, the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio vaccine can be given by a GP or in Accident and Emergency following an injury like an animal bite and the Meningitis vaccine may have been given as a travel vaccine.
If your child has had these vaccines since they were aged 10, please let us know.
What if a child has missed a vaccination or requires a community clinic appointment?
We regularly hold catch up clinics in community venues for the following:
- Home-schooled children
- Vulnerable children requiring vaccination prior to the scheduled school date
- Children who have missed their vaccination at the scheduled time.
- Children who have refused vaccination in a school setting, or require additional support.
To book a appointment, please contact the Immunisation Service on 0300 247 0082.
We currently have the following dates and areas available for community clinics: