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School Age Immunisations

Due to the current situation our School Immunisation Service appointments are currently limited but we will be making contact with all young people in the next school year and will catch up on any school immunisations that were missed.

After your child receives their baby and pre-school immunisations at the GPs, the rest of their childhood vaccinations are given in school by the School Age Immunisation Service.

This service is available to all children and young people of school age, whether they attend state school or independent school, complex needs schools or alternative settings. Children and young people who are educated at home can attend community clinics or their local school to receive the vaccines. Please contact the team on the details at the bottom of the page.

The school immunisation team, made up of clinicians and administrators, can answer your questions about any worries you may have.

Dangerous diseases like polio and smallpox have disappeared in the UK because of the immunisation programme. In some countries there are still outbreaks of the diseases. It’s important that your child has the vaccines to protect them from diseases that can be serious. You may not hear much about some of the diseases now and you may not know anyone who has had them. This is because the vaccines work and have really helped to reduce the diseases happening here.

How vaccines work

When your child has a vaccine they develop antibodies to protect against the disease. After this, if your child comes into contact with the disease, their body will recognise it and know how to fight against it with those antibodies.

School Age Immunisations

  • Flu

  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

  • Meningococcal ACWY

  • Diphtheria, Tetnanus and Polio

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

School Age Immunisations - Useful Info

  • Myth Busting

  • Feeling Ready

  • Top Tips

  • After Care

  • Consent

  • Community Clinics

Who Can Help?

You can contact the Immunisation Service on the below numbers. Our opening hours are 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday. 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Imms Team
Tel: 0300 555 5055 

If you are 11-19 in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough you can text Chathealth on 07480 635 443 for confidential advice from one of our team.

Tel: 0300 555 5055.  

If you are 11-19 in Norfolk you can text Chathealth on 07480 635 060 for confidential advice from one of our team.

Tel: 0300 555 5055

If you are 11-19 in Suffolk you can text Chathealth on 07507 333356 for confidential advice from one of our team.

Follow us on Twitter at:


Norfolk - @ImmsNorfolk

Suffolk Imms Team - @SuffolkImmsTeam

Cambs Imms Team - @CambsImmsTeam

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Cambs Flu consent form (2017)DOCX143.12 KB16 Oct, 2017 Download
Flu (additional Asthma info) - February 2020PDF199.10 KB06 Jun, 2019 Download
HPV consent form (2017/18)DOCX149.92 KB16 Oct, 2017 Download
Men & TDP ConsentDOCX150.66 KB03 Oct, 2016 Download
MMR ConsentDOCX394.97 KB04 Feb, 2019 Download
HPV for Boys Infographic (Cambs)PDF262.11 KB03 Sep, 2019 Download
School Imms E-Consent Infographic - Cambs and PeterboroughPDF283.28 KB03 Sep, 2019 Download
Memorandum of UnderstandingPDF12.73 MB09 Jul, 2020 Download
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