The school age immunisation service
The school age immunisation service will monitor your child's immunisation status throughout their time at school and the team are able to give you and your family advice and support on immunisations.
School nurse teams work closely with the school age immunisation service. This is a separately commissioned service through the UK Health Security Agency.
The school age immunisation team provide vaccinations for all school aged children (reception to year 11) across Derbyshire and Derby City.
The team go into school to immunise the children against different illnesses, including Flu, Meningitis, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio and HPV.
Parents and carers can now give their consent for vaccinations by accessing the online consent form, which must be completed for each of your children. The vaccine information, school code and link to the consent form will be given out through your child's school.
Look at our What's on page for the dates that the immunisation team will be visiting your child’s school, by typing in the name of the school in the ‘search’.
If your child is home educated or you have any problems with accessing the online consent form, please contact the team on the numbers below:
DCHS immunisation team (north):
Telephone: 01246 252953 or email: DCHST.firstname.lastname@example.org
DCHS immunisation team (south and city):
Telephone: 01283 707178 or email: DCHST.email@example.com
For children that do not attend school or have missed their vaccinations, the team also run catch-up clinics across the county and city including, after school, school holidays and at weekends. Please contact us on the above number or email address for more information or to arrange this.
Vaccines given to children aged 5 to 10 years old:
- Children's flu vaccine (given in school). Offered every year to children to help protect them against flu.
- Covid-19 vaccine (follow the link to find nearest clinic or vaccine centre). Children can get a 1st dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from the day they turn 5.