Who we are
Our team is made up of professionals who are highly skilled and experienced in giving immunisations to school aged children.
What we do
It’s important to protect your children against a number of dangerous infectious diseases.
The national immunisation programme means that diseases like polio have disappeared in the UK – this is only possible by maintaining the high immunisation rates for children and young people across our local communities.
Our team follows the national immunisation programme and offer vaccinations to protect against:
- Meningococcal ACWY
- School leavers booster of Diphtheria
- Tetanus and Polio (Td/IPV)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- MMR as required
|Foundation 2 |
Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
|Nasal Flu||October – December|
|Year 9 girls and boys||Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis ACWY||January – Easter|
|Year 9 boys and girls||MMR is offered if your child has not previously had 2 doses||January – Easter|
|Year 8 girls and boys||HPV (1st dose)||April – July|
|Year 9 girls|
(boys to be added in September 2020)
|HPV (2nd dose||April – July|
How to access the service
The immunisation programme is routinely delivered within schools. Our team sends consent forms home via school for parents/carers to complete and return to school. Children of secondary school age may be able to give their own consent for the immunisation if they can demonstrate they fully understand the benefits and risks.
Following each programme our team offer ‘catch up’ clinics – details of these will be sent home if required. If your child is not attending school or is unable to attend a clinic our team offer home visits.
You can contact the immunisation team on 0151 514 2510
- Protecting your child against flu leaflet
- The HPV vaccine – beating cervical cancer leaflet
- Routine childhood immunisation schedule PDF
- MMR vaccination leaflet
- Vaccinations timeline
- Meningitis Research Foundation
The immunisation team is part of Wirral’s 0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service.