COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-15 year olds (Autumn 2021)
As you will be aware, the vaccination programme for young people aged 12-15 has commenced in schools across the country. In addition to the scheduled school programme, Solent NHS Trust are now able to offer specific follow up sessions at vaccination centres in Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight on dedicated days. The sessions will have limited capacity.
They are available for young people who are home schooled and the documentation provided by Solent NHS Trust is below:
Please consider whether you wish to take advantage of these sessions as soon as possible as the dates are all during October.
Protecting your child against flu
The Solent NHS School Aged Immunisation Team are currently carrying out flu immunisations for school aged children in Reception Year – Year 11 and are pleased to invite you to book your child into a community clinic appointment via their new e-consent system.
Further information for parents including a list of FAQs is contained in the documents below:
- Parental letter
- Protecting your child against flu booklet (pre-school and primary aged children)
- Protecting your child against flu booklet (school years Years 7-11)
Public Health Nursing Service
Solent NHS Trust provide a Public Health Nursing Service which includes home educated children. It covers a range of services and they can also signpost parents to other agencies and services.
The Public Health Nursing Service can be accessed by calling 0300 123 6661 or emailing:
Solent NHS are keen to promote the importance of children being fully immunised prior to starting school.
- NHS document 'Pre-school immunisations - A guide to vaccinations (from two to five years)
- Immunisation timeline
If you have any questions, or concerns, about immunisations please call 0300 123 6661 and ask to speak to someone in the immunisations team.