COVID-19 update

Please be assured that we will be working with your child’s school to ensure that we adhere to the latest government guidelines. This includes wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) during the immunisations to protect both your child and the team members. Watch our video to find out more

Who is this vaccination for?

The meningitis ACWY and diphtheria, tetanus and polio immunisations are routinely given in year 9 as part of the national NHS school-age immunisations programme.

What is the vaccine and how does it work?

Meningitis ACWY

This is given as a single injection in the upper arm and protects against four strains of meningococcal bacteria A, C, W and Y, which cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia).

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio

This is given as a single injection in the upper arm at the same time at the meningitis immunisation. This will build up and maintain your own body’s immunity against these infections and protect you against the disease.

In total you need to have 5 doses of Diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccination throughout your childhood. The first 3 doses are given as a baby, the 4th doses pre-school and this is the final booster which will strengthen the doses already given/

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School Age Immunisations Team

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Related documents

A parent/carer letter, consent form and information leaflets can be found below. If you have mislaid the consent form, please print from here and return to your child’s school.