The Warrington Immunisation Team offer vaccinations to all young people of primary and secondary age.
Parents / carers will be sent a letter, a consent form to sign and a leaflet for information for all the vaccines we offer.
Assemblies are routinely held in every secondary school prior to the vaccinations being given and if you young people need to speak to a School Nurse please call us on 01925 843864.
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
All girls aged 12-13 are offered the HPV vaccination that 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.
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio Booster and Meningitis ACWY programme
Between January and July young people in year 9 will be offered a Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio booster and a Meningitis ACWY vaccination (two separate injections).
Patient information leaflets for the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and the Meningitis ACWY vaccines can be accessed via the links below:
The Nasal Flu Vaccine
Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children. Annual immunisation provides important protection to individual children and also reduces the spread of flu to their families and the wider community.
To be effective, vaccinations need to be given between October and December as this is before flu tends to circulate. The flu virus can change year on year and therefore vaccines are made each year to provide protection against the flu viruses that are predicted to circulate, and which is why the vaccine needs to be given on an annual basis.
This coming autumn term the vaccine will be offered to reception and year 1, 2, 3 4 and 5 children within primary school.