Berkshire School-Aged Immunisation Team
Welcome to the School Aged Immunisation Team page. Here we give you an overview of our service.
Please visit our Immunisations pages for more information on childhood vaccinations.
We are a team of qualified nurses, healthcare assistants and administration staff.
We offer the flu vaccination to all primary school aged children and all children regardless of age in special needs schools. In Year 8 and 9, we offer the HPV vaccination to all young people. In Year 9, all young people are offered the DTP (their 5th booster of Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) and Meningitis ACWY, and we offer the MMR vaccine to anyone who has missed one or more doses.
Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Not only do they protect yourself, but also others in the community, by helping to stop diseases spreading to others that are unable to have a vaccination.
Diseases such as smallpox, polio and tetanus that used to kill or disable millions of people are either gone or seen very rarely now in the UK.
However, if people stop having vaccines, it's possible for infectious diseases to quickly spread again.
If your child is particularly anxious, please contact us to discuss how we can work with you and your child to make their experience of vaccination as stress-free as is possible.
If your child is of school age but does not attend school for a number of reasons such as:
- Home educated
- School refuser
- Part-time timetable
- Emotional wellbeing issues
they can still access routine vaccinations via one of our community catch up clinics across Berkshire. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Berkshire School Aged Immunisation Team can be contacted for advice and to book appointments, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm by telephone or email.
Telephone: 0300 365 0077
For children & young people who live or attend a school in Reading or West Berkshire: Westschoolimms@berkshire.nhs.uk
For children & young people who live or attend a school in Wokingham or Bracknell: Centralschoolimms@berkshire.nhs.uk
For children & young people who live or attend a school in Slough or Windsor and Maidenhead: Eastschoolimms@berkshire.nhs.uk