Who we are
We provide the routine national immunisation programme for school-aged children. You can find out which immunisations your child needs, by visiting NHS UK.
Most immunisations happen between two months and five years. Some need to be given more than once to make sure your child is fully protected – the later injections are called boosters.
Immunisations (also called vaccinations) stop your child from catching serious diseases. Most are given by injection (jabs), and protect your child for life.
The World Health Organisation says the two things to have had the biggest positive effect on world health are clean water and immunisations. Making sure your child gets all his or her immunisations is one of the best things you can do for their health.
The team works closely with midwives, school nurses, children's centres, GPs, social care and voluntary services.
Area specific information
The Knowsley Immunisation Team will be running clinics and completing various home visits to catch up on any young people’s outstanding immunisations throughout the summer holidays.
The team will ensure the safety of everyone by following current COVID-19 guidelines and wearing relevant PPE.
The team will be in touch if your child is outstanding any immunisations or alternatively you can contact our team if you believe your child is not up to date and we will review and arrange an appointment to ensure they are. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the immunisation team on 0151 676 5141.
Some of the immunisations we will be delivering:
Adolescent booster and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations are offered to young people from year 9 in High school.
- Adolescent Booster- also known as Td/IPV completes the five dose course providing protection against- Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio.
- Meningitis ACWY- protects against four different strains of Meningococcal bacteria (A, C, W, Y) which can cause Meningitis and blood poisoning (Septicaemia).
- HPV- Human Papilloma Virus is the name given to a very common group of viruses. There are many types of HPV, some of which are called "high risk" because they're linked to the development of cancers, such as cervical cancer, anal cancer, genital cancers, and cancers of the head and neck. It also helps protect against genital warts.
- In England, girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years will be routinely offered the first HPV vaccination when they're in school Year 8. The second dose is normally offered 6 to 12 months after the first (in school Year 8 or Year 9). It's important to have both doses to be protected. Those who missed their HPV vaccination in school Year 8 can continue to have the vaccine up to their 25th birthday.
- MMR is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against 3 separate illnesses – measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) – in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires 2 doses. Measles, Mumps and Rubella, are highly infectious conditions that can have serious, potentially fatal complications, including meningitis, swelling of the brain (encephalitis) and deafness.
If you would like further information you can contact our service on 0151 676 5141 or see below link:
- Immunisations for Young People - Your questions answered about the HPV, Td/IPV and MenACWY vaccinations given between school years 7 to 13
- COVID-19 vaccination – A guide for children and young people
- COVID-19: A guide for children and young people
Our Team look forward to hearing from you
The Sefton Immunisation Team will be running clinics and completing various home visits to catch up on any young people’s outstanding Flu and/or COVID-19 immunisations. The team have time allocated in their schedules but these will happen at different times between now and Christmas.
We will ensure the safety of everyone by following current COVID-19 guidelines and wearing relevant PPE.
We will be in touch if your child is outstanding any immunisations or alternatively you can contact our team if you believe your child is not up to date and we will review and arrange an appointment to make sure they are. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0151 247 6130.
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