Bolton 5-19 Service Immunisation Team

Important notice

From 1 April 2019 this service will be provided by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

If you have any queries relating to the transfer of services please contact Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Patient Advice and Liaison Service 01204 390193 or email

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Bolton ImmunisationsBolton has a dedicated School-aged Immunisation Team who focus on the prevention of the spread of illness and disease through immunisation.

As well as educating, advising and promoting immunisations they deliver the routine national immunisation programme to school aged children.

This includes children who may be home schooled, and others not in school.

The team is made up of professionals who are highly skilled and experienced in giving vaccinations.

The School-aged Immunisation team attends the 26 High schools across Bolton to offer and administer the planned vaccinations as directed by the National Childhood Immunisations Programme.

If a child misses their immunisation in school, is home educated, has an individual need or needs to catch up with their immunisations for any reason, they can come along to one of our community clinics.

Consent forms and information leaflets are sent out via the schools or direct to parents and carers at the appropriate time.

Parents /carers are requested to complete the consent forms and return these to the service.

If the consent form is not received, young people in secondary school are able to self-consent in certain circumstances (known as ‘Gillick Competence’) but only after an individual assessment by the immunisation nurse.

The nurse will check the child meets certain guidelines, such as being able to understand the information and have capacity in order to self-consent.

The nurse will check the consent form and make sure your child is well and able to have the immunisations that day.

Vaccinations offered

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

All girls aged 12-13 are offered the HPV vaccination that aims to protects against some cervical cancers. The vaccination is routinely offered in secondary schools and consists of two injections.

The first dose will be given during the Autumn Term and the second dose will be given 6 – 24 months later.

The vaccine used to protect against HPV is called Gardasil. The Patient Information Leaflet for Gardasil can be accessed via the link below:

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio Booster and Meningitis ACWY programme

Between January and July young people in year 10 will be offered a booster vaccination for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio and a MenACWY vaccination which protects against four different types of meningococcal bacteria (groups A, C, W and Y).

The vaccine used to protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio is called Revaxis. There are two possible vaccines used to protect against meningicococcal bacteria (groups A, C, W and Y); Nimenrix and Menveo. Young people will receive either Nimenrix OR Menveo.

Patient information leaflets for the vaccines used can be accessed at:

Bolton High School Immunisations dates

Bolton Immunisation sessions scheduled February – Easter 2019

Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio Vaccine consent form

HPV – under 15 consent form

Disease outbreak

The service also works closely with Public Health England and partners in providing vaccinations as part of a disease outbreaks.

Who can access the service?

Children and young people across Bolton aged 5-19 who attend a school/other educational establishment or are home educated and those who are new to the country and are awaiting a school place.

How can people access the service?

Children who attend school – the team deliver immunisation sessions in every school in the Borough.

Consent forms and information leaflets are sent out to parents / carers via the schools

For children not in mainstream education, we liaise with Child Health and the Local Authority to ensure that all eligible children are identified and also offered the service.

Where is the service offered?

The Immunisation Team is based at Crompton Health Centre, Bolton.  However we visit all the schools in the borough and we also run outreach clinics at Great Lever Health Centre, Little Lever Health Centre and the Parallel in Bolton town centre.  We also conduct home visits if needed.

Contact details

The team is based at:

Crompton Health Centre
501 Crompton Way
Tel: 01204 463 170

Further information

For further information on the NHS National Immunisations Schedule please visit:

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