Community Immunisation Service

The Community Immunisation Service supports and delivers the School Aged Immunisation Programme across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The service provides immunisations for children and young people who are in school or home educated. Vaccinations are provided either in schools or through community clinics and home visits. The service has also previously supported with providing the Covid-19 vaccination programme in schools.

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.

Referral criteria

The service offers the following immunisation programmes:

  • Seasonal flu vaccination to protect healthy children against flu (in school years Reception – year 9)*
  • Seasonal flu vaccination to protect children and staff in special schools and nurseries against flu
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect young people against various forms of cancer (offered intially in year 8)
  • 3-in-1 teenage booster and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations to protect young people against tetanus, diphtheria and polio and meningitis strains A, C, W and Y (offered initially in year 9)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination for under immunised young people (offered in year 8 by invitation only)

Our service is delivered from:

  • All schools in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Community clinics
  • Home visits only for children with an assessed health need or who are home educated

The service engages with more over 480 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.

Criteria exclusion

How to access this service

  • Complete the vaccination consent form by visiting: www.leicsandrutlandimms.co.uk and selecting the programme you wish to consent for.
  • You will require a code for your child’s school. Click here to find your school’s code.
  • For those children and young people who are home educated, please complete the consent form using the link above. When prompted for a school code use the following based on your Local Authority:
    • For those living in Leicester City Council: LE888888
    • For those living in Leicestershire County Council: LE888887
    • For those living in Rutland County Council: LE888886
  • If you are unable to complete the form online, ring us on 0300 3000 007 and the team will support you with this.

Guide to completing the online consent form:

Top tip: when completing the online form, make sure you haven’t included extra spaces or punctuation around the school code, and that when you confirm your email address it matches the one originally submitted.

 

What conditions do you cover

Vaccinations are provided for:

  • Seasonal flu vaccination to protect healthy children against flu (in school years Reception – year 9)*
  • Seasonal flu vaccination to protect children and staff in special schools and nurseries against flu
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect young people against various forms of cancer (offered intially in year 8)
  • 3-in-1 teenage booster and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations to protect young people against tetanus, diphtheria and polio and meningitis strains A, C, W and Y (offered initially in year 9)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination for under immunised young people (offered in year 8 by invitation only)

Contact info

0300 3000 007

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