School Immunisation

General Information

Kernow Health CIC began delivering the School Immunisation Programme in Cornwall on behalf of NHS England back in 2016, and to this day we continue to cover all schools in the county, now offering more immunisations than ever before.

As of September 2021, the immunisation programme will be as follows:

  • Reception through to year 11, excluding any child who is 16 or older on 31st August
  • Year 8 girls and boys HPV
  • Year 9 girls and boys HPV
  • Year 10 girls and boys HPV
  • Year 11 girls HPV
  • Years 9, 10 and 11 girls and boys – Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis ACWY

 

Why Vaccinations Are Important

Routine vaccinations are offered free of charge on the NHS to all eligible children and young people in the UK. Diseases are kept at bay by the high immunisation rates and that’s why it’s so important for us to protect young people against a range of diseases such as polio, cervical cancer, penile cancer, tetanus and diphtheria. For young children, it is also vital we protect them against Flu.

How It Works

A vaccine contains a small part of the bacterium or virus that causes a disease, or tiny amounts of the chemicals that the bacterium produces. Vaccines work by causing the body’s immune system to make antibodies (substances to fight infections and diseases). So if you come into contact with the infection, the antibodies will recognise it and protect you. The flu vaccination for children is administered by a
quick and simple spray up the nose, whilst the HPV vaccines for example are given via an injection.

Where Are The Vaccinations Carried Out?

Our school-age Immunisation Team is responsible for the planning and delivery of the school-age immunisation programmes in Cornwall. The vaccinations programmes are primarily carried out in school based settings, although we also offer clinics in other community settings for home-educated children and also depending on individual need. Below, we provide advice and information for parents, clinical staff, schools, children and young people.

To contact the School Immunisation Team, call or email:

Information For Children & Young People

Immunisation is a very important part of maintaining health, not just for you, but also for your families, friends and the entire population.

Our aim at Kernow Health CIC is to see a significant increase in the number of children and young people protected against serious diseases, which are all potentially life-threatening.

 

Gillick Competency

People aged 16 or over are entitled to consent to their own treatment. This can only be overruled in exceptional circumstances.

Like adults, young people (aged 16 or 17) are presumed to have sufficient capacity to decide on their own medical treatment, unless there’s significant evidence to suggest otherwise.

Children under the age of 16 can consent to their own treatment if they’re believed to have enough intelligence, competence and understanding to fully appreciate what’s involved in their treatment. This is known as being Gillick competent. Read more HERE.

 

Contact Us

Our school-age Immunisation Team is always happy to speak to you, your school or your families. You can call or email us:

In the meantime, we hope you will find the information tabs and links useful. You will find material about why we are vaccinating, consent forms, timetables and other related subject matter. Consent forms can be found below:

Consent Forms

In order to access online consent forms,
please click on one of the links below, ensuring you enter your child’s unique school reference code.

HPV Consent Form
Flu Consent Form
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis Consent Form

Information For Schools

As of September 2021, the immunisation programme will be as follows:

  • Reception through to year 11, excluding any child who is 16 or older on 31st August
  • Year 8 girls and boys HPV
  • Year 9 girls and boys HPV
  • Year 10 girls and boys HPV
  • Year 11 girls HPV
  • Years 9, 10 and 11 girls and boys – Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis ACWY

 

Contact Us

Our school-age Immunisation Team is always happy to speak to you, your staff and your pupils when they come to your schools. Alternatively you can call or email us using these contact details:

In the meantime, we hope you will find the information tabs useful. You will find material about why we are vaccinating, consent forms, timetables and other related subject matter. Consent forms can be found below:

Consent Forms

In order to access online consent forms,
please click on one of the links below, ensuring you enter your child’s unique school reference code.

HPV Consent Form
Flu Consent Form
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis Consent Form

Information For Parents

As of September 2021, the immunisation programme will be as follows:

  • Reception through to year 11, excluding any child who is 16 or older on 31st August
  • Year 8 girls and boys HPV
  • Year 9 girls and boys HPV
  • Year 10 girls and boys HPV
  • Year 11 girls HPV
  • Years 9, 10 and 11 girls and boys – Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis ACWY

 

Home Schooled Children

If your child is home-schooled, please contact us on 01872 221105 to book your child into one of our catch-up clinics.

Gillick Competency

People aged 16 or over are entitled to consent to their own treatment. This can only be overruled in exceptional circumstances.

Like adults, young people (aged 16 or 17) are presumed to have sufficient capacity to decide on their own medical treatment, unless there’s significant evidence to suggest otherwise.

Children under the age of 16 can consent to their own treatment if they’re believed to have enough intelligence, competence and understanding to fully appreciate what’s involved in their treatment. This is known as being Gillick competent. Read more HERE.

Contact Us

Our school-age Immunisation Team is always happy to speak to your children when they visit your child’s school, or to you if you would like to contact us:

In the meantime, we hope you will find the information tabs useful. You will find material about why we are vaccinating, consent forms, timetables and other related subject matter. Consent forms can be found below:

Consent Forms

In order to access online consent forms,
please click on one of the links below, ensuring you enter your child’s unique school reference code.

HPV Consent Form
Flu Consent Form
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis Consent Form

Vaccination Timetables

Below are a list of school vaccination dates, plus catch-up clinic dates and venues.

COMING SOON.

Consent Forms

Consent Forms

In order to access online consent forms,
please click on one of the links below, ensuring you enter your child’s unique school reference code.

HPV Consent Form
Flu Consent Form
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis Consent Form

Useful Links & Videos

Below are a list of useful links to the NHS for more information on vaccinations plus some short videos too:

Vaccination Guide

This guide can help you understand the vaccines offered in the UK and when to have them. It also explains how they work and why they’re safe and important. Click HERE.

Consent To Treatment

Consent to treatment means a person must give permission before they receive any type of medical treatment, test or examination. Click HERE.

 

Children’s Flu Vaccine

The children’s flu vaccine is safe and effective. It’s offered every year as a nasal spray to children to help protect them against flu. Click HERE.

3-in-1 Teenage Booster

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the 3-in-1 teenage booster jab. Click HERE.

HPV Vaccine

Girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years are offered the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as part of the NHS vaccination programme. Click HERE.

 

Videos

How Do Vaccines Work Video

What Is The HPV Vaccine