Immunisation can protect against many serious infectious diseases and prevent outbreaks which have been associated with education settings.
Immunisation status should always be checked at school entry and at the time of any vaccination. Parents should be encouraged to have their child immunised and any immunisation missed or further catch-up doses organised through the child’s GP.
NHS vaccinations and when to have them
Vaccination UK runs the school-aged immunisation service for Islington.
School-based Flu immunisations for Primary to Year 11 - update 9.1.23 Flu immunisation is now available to pupils in Years 7-9 as well as those in primary. If your school has not had at least two flu immunisation dates, please book your follow-up date/s with Vaccination UK . Please also encourage families who may have missed the flu vaccination in school to get it at a catch-up clinic.
School-based secondary school-aged immunisations:
At 12 to 13 years
- HPV vaccine given to help protect against cancers caused by HPV.
At 14 years
- 3-in-1 teenage booster given to boost protection against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.
- MenACWY given to prevent meningitis and septicaemia.
More information on immunisations for young people
Downladable teaching resources for vaccination PSHE lessons
See HEY pages for immunisations for Under Fives.