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Community Immunisation Service

What Does Our Service Do?

The Community Immunisation Service (CIS) supports and delivers immunisation programmes across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). The service provides immunisations in schools for seasonal flu, HPV, teenage booster and the meningitis ACWY. The service also schedules and supports GPs by providing routine childhood immunisations for children and young people under 17 years old and through home visiting and community clinics. The service may also be called upon to respond in the event of outbreaks in the community.

How Does Our Service Work?

The service is provided and supported by a team of skilled and experienced staff. Our Immunisation Nurses have experience in all aspects of immunisation and vaccination. Consent for vaccination is sought and the team will assess individual children and young people and where highlighted, will offer advice and support.

The service offers the following immunisation programmes in schools:

• Seasonal flu vaccination to protect healthy children against flu (in school years 1-6)

• Seasonal flu vaccination to protect children and staff in special schools and nurseries against flu

• Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect girls against cervical cancer (in school years 8 and 9)

• Teenage booster and meningitis vaccinations to protect young people against tetanus, diphtheria and polio and meningitis (in school year 9)

Our service is delivered from:

• all schools in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

• community clinics

• home visits (only for children with an assessed health need)

The service engages with over 400 schools, academies and educational settings in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to ensure the offer is made to all eligible children on roll. The service will revisit schools and will offer additional opportunities throughout the academic year for secondary school aged vaccinations.

How Can You Access Our Service?

To access our service you can:

• Check when the team is due to visit your child’s school;

 

• Complete and return the vaccination consent form you receive to your child’s school

• Contact the service on 0300 3000 007

• Contact your school nurse or practice nurse for a referral

Contact Us

By telephone on 0300 3000 007

By email on communityimms@leicspart.nhs.uk

By post:

Community Immunisation Service
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Families, Young People and Children’s Services
Bridge Park Plaza
Bridge Park Road
Thurmaston
Leicester
LE4 8PQ

Further Information

You can find out more about the NHS vaccination schedule by visiting: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx

We have also developed health promotion websites for children. The websites are a wonderful resource on health-related subjects and include exciting activities, articles and interactive content. This includes a short animated film which explains what flu is and how the nasal flu vaccine works. You can watch this film with your child by visiting: www.healthforkids.co.uk/staying-healthy/stopping-flu

Older children can find out more about these vaccinations and other health issues by visiting: www.healthforteens.co.uk/health/immunisation

How Did We Do?

If you have any comments or queries about our service then please let us know by emailing feedback@leicspart.nhs.uk

Join our team

Please click here to check NHS Jobs for details of any current vacancies.

Other opportunities in our team include additional hours and bank work for qualified nurses and unqualified staff to support in delivering the nasal flu vaccination to healthy children.

The Community Immunisation Service will provide flu immunisations to thousands of children from October. Following previous pilot years, the nasal flu vaccination is now part of the routine NHS childhood vaccination programme and will be offered to children in school years one to six on an annual basis, throughout Leicestershire and Rutland. This will cover local authority, independent, faith schools and community clinic settings.

If you can work flexibly from October, between 8 am – 4 pm, Monday to Friday for a period of 4 months, then this opportunity is for you. The ability to commit to set hours per week for this period of time would be equally beneficial.

Having any experience of delivering immunisations would be advantageous, but isn’t essential. You must be registered with the LPT Bank during this time.

For any other additional information please contact:

Suzanne Leatherland, Lead for Children’s Seasonal Flu Immunisation
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Telephone 07584 889 401
 
Helen McCreery, Immunisation Service Manager
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Telephone 07879 630 724

• For the Job Description and Person Specification for Band 5 Immunisation Nurse click here

• For the Job Description and Person Specification for Band 2 Clinical Support Worker click here

 

 

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