Immunisations for school aged children are administered by The Berkshire School-aged Immunisation Team.
If you have any queries regarding your child’s immunisations please contact
- T: 0300 365 0077 Option 3: School Queries
- E: email@example.com
Consent for immunisations is given electronically and parents will be contacted in the weeks preceding any scheduled immunisations.
Past immunisations: if you have any queries regarding immunisations already given please contact Child Health Information Services on 0300 561 1851
The Flu vaccination is offered to all children from Reception to Year 11. It is recommended to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be an unpleasant illness and can cause serious complications. Vaccinating your child will also help protect more vulnerable family and friends by preventing the spread of flu. Since the programme was introduced, most children offered the vaccine in schools have had the immunisation.
The vaccination is free and is a quick, simple, and painless spray up the nose. Even if your child had the vaccine last year, the type of flu can vary each winter, so it is recommended to have it again this year or they will not be protected. A leaflet explaining the vaccination programme can be found here.
Girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years (born after 1 September 2006) are offered the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as part of the NHS vaccination programme.
The HPV vaccine helps protect against cancers caused by HPV, including:
- cervical cancer
- some mouth and throat (head and neck) cancers
- some cancers of the anal and genital areas
It also helps protect against genital warts.
In England, girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years are routinely offered the 1st HPV vaccination when they're in school Year 8. The 2nd dose is offered 6 to 24 months after the 1st dose.
It's important to have both doses of the vaccine to be properly protected.
If you're eligible and missed the HPV vaccine in school Year 8, you can have it free on the NHS up until your 25th birthday.