Immunisations Following Advice from NHS England

Due to COVID-19 and closure of school for non-keyworker children the school aged immunisation programme has currently been suspended. If your child has missed a planned immunisation session or clinic appointment during this time please be reassured that as soon as we are able to safely immunise we will reschedule their school session/ clinic appointment. Please note that GP’s are not commissioned to administer any school aged immunisations, so we advise you contact the immunisation team with any queries, see below:

From the 27th April we are introducing a new School Aged Immunisation Advice Line, which will be available via 07929185006 from 10:00 – 14:00, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. The advice line is primarily for parents or carers of school aged children (aged 4 to 16 years).

The advice line can provide you with information and advice around a range of immunisation related issues, including:

  • Specific immunisation programmes aimed at school aged children:
    • Influenza – primary school and special educational needs schools
    • Universal HPV – year 8 and year 9
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio Booster – year 9
    • Meningitis ACWY – year 9
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – catch up programme for all school ages
  • Dosages, schedules and how vaccines are given
  • Incomplete immunisation history – what vaccines your child may need
  • Information about planned and upcoming school sessions/ community clinics

If you have a query about baby immunisations, please contact the surgery for advice and to book, as these vaccinations are still being given and should not be delayed: