SEND Local Offer for Coventry - School Aged Immunisation and Vaccination Service

The CWPT School Aged Immunisation and Vaccination Service is commissioned by Public Health England to deliver routine scheduled vaccinations to children and young people aged between Rising 5 to 18 years of age.

The service is commissioned to work in all mainstream, special and independent schools.

The team’s deliver:

  • Nasal flu vaccine to primary aged school children in year’s reception to Year 5, with year 6 pupils being done in some identified special schools. This programme runs routinely from October to December, but children can still be vaccinated after these dates if required.
  • HumanPapiloma Virus (HPV) is routinely offered to girls only in 2 doses:
    • Dose 1 to girls in year 8
    • Dose 2 to girls in year 9
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/polio (Dt/IPV) and Meningitis ACWY is offered to boys and girls in year 9 

All vaccines sessions are initially offered in the school setting, but there are also regular clinics that children and young people can attend if they have missed the opportunity to be vaccinated in school or if they have extra requirements where more support is required.

Within the Vaccination Teams there are staff with specialist skills who can help and support children and young people who may struggle with receiving vaccinations.

Prior to the teams visiting the schools, CWPT will offer an immunisation pack to take home to parents/carers for all the children and young people that are offered vaccination. This pack will contain a letter from the immunisation team, a leaflet from the Department of Health about the vaccines and a consent form for the parent to complete and return to school.

For more information please visit the CWPT School Aged Immunisation and Vaccination Service website 

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