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School-aged Immunisations

Vaccination form - consent or decline your child's vaccination

You only need a few details to complete the form, either your child’s NHS number, or if you don’t have that to hand, their name, date of birth and school name.

Missed an appointment - book an appointment at a community clinic

If your child has missed an immunisation at school, is home educated or you would prefer to have their immunisation outside the school setting, you can book an appointment at one of our community immunisation clinics. 

MMR vaccine catch-up

We are offering a measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) catch-up to all young people who have missed a first or second dose. Those due to have a scheduled vaccine in year eight or 11, can get a MMR vaccine at school at the same time. All other children will need a booked appointment in one of our community clinics. You’ll need to contact us to arrange an appointment using our contact details at the bottom of the page.

GPs or other health professionals can refer children to us using the professional referral form.

What we do

Imms serviceWe deliver the routine national immunisation programme to school-aged children whether they are in school or home-educated. We offer vaccinations at your child’s school or in community clinics.

Vaccines are the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill health now and in the future. The NHS has a guide to help you understand the vaccines offered in the UK and when to have them. The NHS website also explains how they work and why they're safe. You can find out more about the vaccines offered to your child before school, and when they are at primary school and secondary school on our website.

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Pre-school vaccinations

Primary child having flu shot

Flu and MMR vaccination

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Immunisations for teens

Families who might need further support

We understand children with special educational needs, a disability or those who have a needle phobia may find vaccination sessions stressful. We would like to offer all children the opportunity to receive their vaccinations in an appropriate and comfortable environment.

  • We can go to your child’s school and vaccinate – you may wish to be with them, but this is not a requirement.
  • We have regular community clinics across Kent and Medway that vary from children’s centres to hospitals. You can book at a location and time of your choice and come along with your child.
  • In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to offer home visits.

Can we help?

Contact us if you have any queries on vaccinations or need extra support for a child with a health condition, disability or additional need.

0300 123 5205
kchft.cyp-immunisationteam@nhs.net
Text chat with us on 07401320923
(please note, this number is not compatible with WhatsApp).  

Web chat is for anyone in Kent and Medway who would like advice or information about school-aged immunisations in the area.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Tuesday, 8.30am to 1pm
Saturday, 9am to 12.30pm
Excluding bank holidays.

Please note, the live chat button will not show outside of these hours.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding your confidentiality, please read our 'What happens to your personal information leaflet'.

What our patients say

June 2023

My son suffers with severe anxiety and was extremely nervous whilst at the appointment. All 3 nurses were absolutely incredible with my son. They immediately put him at ease and explained everything to him whilst keeping him calm and reassured. I can’t thank these amazing ladies enough for the care and attention they gave to my son. I’m extremely grateful to them as without their expertise, he would have refused to have the injection. They kept him there about 20 minutes after the appointment to give his adrenaline a chance to reduce and explained sensitivity how his arm will feel for a couple of days, explaining that it is completely normal and not to worry. Thank you ladies.

What our patients say

June 2023

Honestly, the nurse was fantastic so kind, reassured my daughter who became upset and made the whole thing very comfortable which will have a impact on her feelings around any further vaccinations. Good location - children’s centre was clean. Service was well organised.

What our patients say

June 2023

Very welcoming and friendly. Took time to talk to my son and explain about the vaccination. Very kind and helpful and helped my son to relax and not feel nervous. Very positive experience thankyou.

What our patients say

April 2023

Very organised and staff very reassuring and kind. Excellent nurse especially for an anxious teenager.

What our patients say

April 2023

On time. Nurse was really nice and caring and kept my son calm and informed on what was happening.