The Croydon Immunisation Team
The Croydon Immunisation Team offers the school aged vaccination programme.
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Year 8
- Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis ACWY (Teenage booster + MenACWY) in Year 9
- Flu Vaccination to all years from Reception to Year 11, additionally all SEN children up to the age of 18 years.
- The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination is offered to any children who have not received this as part of the routine childhood immunisation programme.
We attend schools within the Croydon Borough and offer community clinics throughout the year. Please call the team to book an appointment 020 7274 6453 if your child has missed their vaccinations.
Please click on the link to the left of the page to complete the relevant consent form. Should you need any assistance in completing the consent form within the required timeframe, please direct your query to the service via the email address: ch-tr.Immunisationteam@nhs.net
All Year 8 students are offered Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine on the NHS. The programme consists of 2 doses and when you complete the consent form, you are consenting for the full course of both doses.
It helps protect against cancers caused by HPV, including:
- cervical cancer
- some mouth and throat (head and neck) cancers
- some cancers of the anal and genital areas
- It also helps protect against genital warts.
The second dose is normally offered 6 to 12 months after the first. It is important to have both doses to be protected.
Teenage booster + Men ACWY
All Year 9 students are offered the teenage booster, also known as the 3-in-1 or the Td/IPV vaccine, to boost protection against 3 separate diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and polio. It's a single injection given into the muscle of the upper arm. The 3-in-1 teenage booster is free on the NHS for all young people aged 14, as part of the national immunisation programme.
The MenACWY vaccine is offered alongside the 3-in-1 teenage booster. If you or your child is planning to attend university for the first time, make sure they've had the MenACWY vaccine to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.
The flu vaccination is offered to all children aged 4 (on 31 August 2021) to 15. The children's flu vaccine is safe and effective. It's offered every year as a nasal spray to children to help protect them against flu. Flu is caused by a virus. It can be a very unpleasant illness for children. It can also lead to serious problems, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
We offer the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination to Year 8 and 9 students if they are not up to date with this vaccination. The MMR vaccine is a safe and effective combined vaccine and offers protection against 3 serious illnesses; measles, mumps and rubella (German measles). These highly infectious conditions can easily spread between unvaccinated people.
Telephone: 020 8274 6453
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