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Contact Details

Telephone

01274 221269

Address

Horton Park Centre, Horton Park Avenue, Bradford, BD7 3EG

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Bradford School Vaccination and Immunisation Team

Bradford School Immunisation Team

The primary aim of the Service is to promote and deliver school age immunisations and vaccinations across Bradford, Airedale Wharfedale and Craven. The team also aim to increase vaccine uptake through various health promotion activities and deliver planned immunisation/vaccination sessions within schools and community-based clinics. Home visits are also conducted for children who may have additional needs or requirements and need to be in familiar surroundings, these children may also be very anxious.

The Main Vaccines delivered are:

  • The HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination course: two vaccinations - each given 6 months apart - is offered to all girls and boys in the current academic Year 8. 
  • The Teenage Boosters (includes, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, and Meningitis ACWY) are offered to all children in the current academic Year 9.
  • We also take the opportunity to check Year 8 children are up to date with their MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccinations and will offer this vaccine if there are any missing doses.
  • The Intranasal flu vaccination is delivered in school for the eligible cohorts. The Inactivated Flu vaccine is also offered to children whose parents may refuse the intranasal spray due to the Porcine (Pork Gelatine) content. Please note the Intranasal flu spay is the most effective vaccine in children.
  • The BCG (Bacille Calmette Guerin) vaccination is routinely offered in hospitals at the time of birth to children who meet the criteria of their parent or grandparent coming from a high-risk (Tuberculosis disease – TB) country. Missed BCG vaccinations are given to children from 1 – 16 years of age following a risk assessment.

Referrals

HPV and School Leaver Boosters

Children in Year 8 and Year 9 will be contacted via school.

If a parent of a child in these year groups feel that their child has missed a vaccination, they can contact the School Vaccination and Immunisation Service on 01274 221269 to discuss further.

Parents of children in older year groups (Year 10 and above) can also contact the School Vaccination and Immunisation Service or their GP practice to arrange missed vaccinations.

Flu

All eligible cohorts will be sent a consent pack in September of each flu season year.

Home Schooled Children

Home schooled children will be contacted by our team and invited to attend one of our community clinics for any outstanding vaccinations.

Bacille Calmette Guerin (School-age BCG) 

Those 1 year and under 16 years who have missed it at birth can be referred into our service by a healthcare professional, generally a Health Visitor, School Nurse or Practice Nurse.

Children with additional requirements

We want your child to have the absolute best experience when receiving their immunisations. Therefore, if your child has any Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), or anxieties contact the team to arrange a clinic appointment or home visit and we will be happy to discuss your child requirements.

Wherever possible we will aim to meet your communication, access, & information needs as per the accessible information standard. Please inform the team of your, accessibility & / or accessibility to information requirements.

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