The Immunisation team primarily provides vaccinations to children aged from 5-19 years old who attend school in Hertfordshire. In addition we provide service to those children who cannot attend school or who are home schooled.
The team vaccinates up to 200,000 children each year following a yearly planned programme.
The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that some of our planned services for the 2019/20 academic year were stood down. This includes HPV2 for the current year 8 students, and an offer of MMR to the current year 7 children. We now have plans in place to catch up with these programmes, and will be in contact via your child’s schools to offer what your child is due.
If you have any concerns that you have not heard from us, or you have not received a letter directly if your child is home schooled please contact the team on: 01727 732062
Current 2020/21 academic year plans
|HPV 1||Starting September 2020 for all year 8 children|
|HPV 2||Starting April 2021 for all year 8 children|
|MMR||Starting April 2021 for all year 7 and year 8 children|
|Starting December 2020 for all year 9 children|
|Flu||Starting October 2020 for all children in year R to year 7, and all children with a special educational need|
Further information regarding the childhood vaccination programme can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them/
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has been commissioned to deliver the school immunisation programme to all schools in Hertfordshire. We work in partnership with Vaccinations UK (who deliver our flu programme), schools, including state, independent, special schools and pupil referral units and offer community clinics for young people who are educated at home. We also respond to cases of disease outbreaks in the community such as measles or mumps.
The telephone contact details for parents wishing to make enquiries for vaccination schedules in schools, advice about the vaccination programmes or to book an appointment for missed immunisations is:
01727 732062 for all secondary school children 01462 341173 for all primary school children (flu programme).
For general enquiries please email the team. We also offer catch-up clinics, for more information please contact the team.
Maggie Davies, Immunisation Team Lead
Mary-Louise Young, Clinical Quality Lead
Primary School Age: Immunisations delivered by Vaccinations UK
Reception: 01462 459595
Fax: 01462 435373
Almost 90% of parents choose to accept the HPV vaccination for their child. Most women aged between 15 and 24 years have been vaccinated. From 2019 it is anticipated that most eligible boys will also be given the vaccine. Studies have shown that vaccination at an earlier age is more effective, so the best time to vaccinate boys and girls is between 12 and 14 years.
The Human Papilloma Virus is very common and more than 70% of unvaccinated people will get it. Although there are many different types of HPV, vaccination offers protection against the two types that cause over 70% of cervical cancer and two types that cause 90% of genital warts.
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