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Immunisations are a very important part of maintaining health, not just for the children in your schools but also for the entire population.

Some vaccines are only effective for a short period of time, such as the Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV), and it is therefore crucial children are immunised in good time. Our aim at Kernow Health is to see a significant increase in the number of children protected against some of the more serious diseases.

In 2016 Kernow Health began delivering the School Immunisation Programme in Cornwall on behalf of NHS England. This replaced the service that General Practice previously offered.

We have been immunising the following age groups from September 2016 but from October 2017, the Nasal Flu programme will also include Reception and Year 4 in primary school.

  • Years 1, 2, 3, 4 and Reception - Nasal Flu
  • Year 8 girls - HPV (1st dose)
  • Year9 girls - HPV (2nd dose)
  • Year 9 girls and boys - Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis ACWY
The Nasal Flu Immunisations will commence 2nd October and finish December 8th in Primary Schools and the Secondary School Programme commences from January 15th 2018.

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Our School Immunisations Team are always happy to speak to you, your staff and your pupils when they come to your schools. Alternatively you can call or email us.

To contact the School Immunisation Team call 01872 221105, 01872 221106 or 01872 221107, or you can email

In the meantime, we hope you will find the information tabs on the left useful. You will find material about why we are vaccinating, consent forms, timetables and other related subject matter along with links and downloads to other sites.

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