Kent and Medway School and Community Immunisation Service (0 – 19 years)

Delivering the national routine immunisation programme children and young people in Kent and Medway.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service

The Kent and Medway Immunisation service will be affected and are waiting for further guidance from NHS England.

The Kent and Medway Immunisation Team follow national guidance and are unable to offer BCG vaccination. Please see NHS guidance for more information. 

Our immunisation team has put together some frequently asked questions.

Keep up-to-date with the latest information, read our page on Coronavirus.

Flu consent form

We have an online consent system, please take the time to fill this form in before our team visits your child’s school to ensure they receive their vaccination.

If you have any issues completing this form please call 0300 123 5205 for more support.

Contact us

0300 123 5205
kchft.cyp-immunisationteam@nhs.net

Complete a consent form:

Who we are

We are teams of immunisation professionals based across Kent and Medway. Each local team has an immunisation lead nurse, immunisation staff nurses, immunisation assistants and admin support staff.

What we do

 

We deliver the routine national immunisation programme to school aged children. This includes children who may be home schooled, and others not in school.

We offer the following vaccinations which protect children and young people against:

  • Flu for children in Year R,1,2,3,4,5 and 6 this is seasonal and will run from October to December.
  • The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination programme will help prevent more cases of HPV-related cancers in boys and girls, such as head and neck cancers, anal and genital cancers.
    From September 2019, all year 8 girls and boys will receive their first of two doses of HPV vaccine. Their second dose will be offered when they are in Year 9. There is no catch-up programme for older boys.A catch-up programme for older boys is not necessary as evidence suggests they’re already benefitting greatly from the indirect protection (known as herd protection) that’s built up from 10 years of the girls’ HPV vaccination programme
  • Meningococcal disease strains A, C, W, Y (MenACWY) Currently being offered to young people in years 9 and 10
  • Diphtheria Tetanus and Polio (Td/IPV) Offered at the same time as MenACWY in years 9 and 10.

We also provide catch up clinics for any child or young person up to  19 years who are not up to date with their routine childhood immunisations.

If your child has missed their immunisation in school, is home educated or needs to catch up with their immunisations for any reason, you can bring them to one of our community clinics.

To book please contact the immunisation hub on 0300 123 5205.

If you are not sure which immunisations your child should please see the vaccination age checklist.

If you are not sure which immunisations they have already had you should contact your GP who will be able to check your child’s records.

 

How do you use this service?

The Department of Health specifies the eligibility for immunisation programmes. If you feel that you or your child fit the criteria for any of the programmes listed above please do contact us.

Your comments

March 2020
Dartford

The room was quiet and very calm.

March 2020
Dartford

They had a very friendly approach when confronting us which made us feel welcome and warm.

February 2020
Medway

I would be happy for the immuisation team to vaccinate me again.

February 2020
Medway

It was very private, calm and quiet room. I am happy for the nurse to vaccinate me again in the future, because while she was doing it I didn't feel any pain.

January 2020
Dover

I've been told what this immunisation is about and I think it is a very good idea to have one whilst you still can. There was enough space in the room for everyone to have the space they needed whilst having the injection. The nurse was very nice and gentle.

January 2020
Gravesham

It was very comfortable and relaxed.

January 2020
Medway

They were really kind when I got upset.

July 2019
Maidstone

Made me feel safe.

July 2019
Maidstone

My nurse was really sweet and understanding.

July 2019
Maidstone

They were very comforting towards me which made me feel better.

July 2019
Maidstone

The nurse was so nice to me and really helped me with my nerves.

June 2019
Ashford

The nurses made sure to tell you the information in a way you understand.

June 2019
Medway

She kept me relaxed as I don't like needles.

June 2019
Medway

Quite nice and friendly when it came to what was happening.

June 2019
Ashford

Was nice and explained clearly.

June 2019
Ashford

The ladies were nice and I was given lost of information about what was happening.

February 2019
Canterbury

The nurses were really nice and gentle and reassured me that it was ok.

February 2019
Dover

The nurses were very nice and explanatory about what the jabs were for. They were also vey gentle with the injection.

February 2019
Gravesend

The members were extremely kind and helpful, giving a lot of detail and reassuring me that it wouldn't hurt.

February 2019
Canterbury

The nurse was very comforting and she understood how I felt.

February 2019
Dover

Very nice people and take care of you and talk to you through it.

February 2019
Shepway

The nurses are very nice and inform you on all you need to know and do it very quickly.

February 2019
Canterbury

It's safe and the nurses are extremely kind and gentle.

February 2019
Shepway

The nurses we incredibly kind and caring, and they infomed me of what the vaccination is for before I had it. The experience was quick and they were very gentle.

January 2019
Dover

They calmed you down before the injection and prepared you for the treatment. They also told you each step as they did it.

January 2019
Canterbury

The nurse saw us early and was very understanding.

January 2019
Canterbury

Spoke reassuringly to my daughter. Very friendly.

January 2019
Dover

It was quick and easy. Well explained.

January 2019
Dover

They are quick and relaxing they don't cause hassle.

January 2019
Dover

It was really good and the nurse helped me overcome my fear, thank you.

January 2019
Maidstone

They were very kind and helped me when I felt faint.

January 2019
Shepway

They were so nice and comforting.

June 2018
Canterbury

I found it good because the nurse was talking to me and calming me down.

June 2018
Ashford

The nurses spoke really clearly.

June 2018
Shepway

I gave this response because the person I was with was really kind and supportive and it made me feel less scared. it was also quick and painless.

June 2018
Dover

It was colourful and happy which made me calm.

June 2018
Gravesend

They are kind and talkative a don't make you feel awkward.

May 2018
Sevenoaks

It was a very calming environment and I didnt feel stressed.

May 2018
Gravesend

The lady was really kind,she made me feel positive and took away my anxiety.

May 2018
Thanet

They made me feel very welcome even though I was petrified.

May 2018
Maidstone

The nurse was very nice and told me all the details nicely.

May 2018
Canterbury

That the lady was kind and made sure you were okay before you had the injections.

April 2018
Gravesend

Took good care of me.

April 2018
Ashford

Kind staff, resolved issues quickly and effectively.

April 2018
Canterbury

It was really friendly and made me feel comfortable.

April 2018
Tunbridge Wells

The people were calm and quick and kind.

April 2018
Thanet

The staff are polite and supportive.

March 2018
Maidstone

the nurse was very kind and helpful. She let me take my time.

March 2018
Ashford

Nice they tell you what it is all about they very nice and kind.

March 2018
Dover

The nurse was very reassuring and nice.

March 2018
Gravesend

I found the whole process very professional, and also very simple.

March 2018
Ashford

The woman who gave the injection was very nice and knew what she was doing.

March 2018
Dover

Kind, caring explain to you what happens.

February 2018
Eastbourne

Incredible people.

February 2018
Weald

The nurses were friendly and were understanding if scared and worried.

February 2018
Eastbourne

The nurses were kind and made the awkward questions easy to answer.

February 2018
Eastbourne

The nurses kept you very calm and they were very nice.

February 2018
Shepway

the immunisation nurse talked me through everything

February 2018
Lewes

The nurse was really friendly and comforting and really helped me feel less nervous.

February 2018
Eastbourne

I had expected it to really hurt, but it was amazing. I barely felt it and am so happy that I am protected from these illnesses. The ladies were lovely too.

February 2018
Lewes

I had a good experience and the staff were kind.

February 2018
Lewes

My nurse was absolutely lovely even though I was very scared. She helped me through it and made sure I was happy and comfortable.

January 2018
Eastbourne

They are kind compassionate people and were very nice.

January 2018
Canterbury

The staff are very supportive.

January 2018
Eastbourne

They were supportive and understanding

January 2018
Canterbury

They were very kind, made me feel calmer about getting the Injection.

January 2018
Tunbridge Wells

The nurses were extremely friendly and answered my question.

December 2016
Maidstone

They are always on the end of phone or email. Support us very well.

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