The Solent NHS Trust immunisation team deliver school immunisation programme in Portsmouth and Southampton for children aged 4 up to their 18 birthday in schools. Find out more about the immunisation team here.

You will receive notification of the vaccination dates at Ark Charter Academy via letter and/or text from the school.

 

School Age Immunisation Information Booklet

An information booklet published by Public Health England about immunisations for young people is here.

 

School Aged Immunisation 

HPV

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which causes HPV related cancers. In 2018 the Government announced that this would become an adolescent vaccination available to all young people from 12 until 17 years old. From September 2019, the HPV vaccine has been available for all Year 8 pupils and they will continue to be offered the vaccine until they leave school.

 

Nasal Influenza

Nasal Flu has been delivered in Primary schools since 2015 and is now extended to Y7.

  • The children's flu vaccine is safe and effective. It's offered every year to children to help protect them and the wider community against flu.For more information about the flu vaccination, visit the NHS website here.

 

School Leavers/Teenage Booster

School Leavers/Teenage Booster: Meningococcal disease strains A,C,W,Y (MenACWY) cause meningitis and septicaemia. Visit the NHS website here for more information about the Men ACWY vaccination.

Visit the NHS website here for more information on Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio

This is offered to all Year 9 students and they will continue to be offered the vaccine until they leave school.

 

Consent for vaccinations

In September 2021 the School Age Immunisation Team introduced E-Consent in partnership with InHealthCare . This means parents or carers with parental responsibility can provide consent for their child to receive their immunisations online on any device including a Smartphone. It will allow the sessions to run more efficiently in schools and for parents to be able to receive information of their child’s vaccines directly through email. For parents who do not have access to the internet, the service will be able to provide a paper consent form.

The School Aged Immunisation team will notify parents of when the E-Consent needs to be completed through InHealthCare. If you have any difficulty in completing the E-Consent please contact your area team via email.

Find out more about how the rules of consent apply to children and young people here.

 

If you have any questions please contact the school nurse team via: snhs.childrensimmunisationteam@nhs.net