Immunisation Team

Delivering the national routine immunisation programme to school aged children in Kent and East Sussex.

Contact us

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

Who we are

We are teams of immunisation professionals based across Kent and East Sussex. 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 and 4, this is seasonal and will begin in late September.
  • The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination which protects against Cervical Cancer and Genital Warts. This is currently offered to girls only. We give this in Year 8, and will offer a catch up to those in Year 9 if missed in year 8.
  • 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.

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

June 2017
Gravesham

Very friendly, simple procedure, very calm. (Immunisation Team)

June 2017
Maidstone

Nurses are extremely friendly and reassuring. The process is simple and easy. (Immunisation Team)

June 2017
Ashford

They take good care of you and give you tips for how to look after yourself. (Immunisation Team)

June 2017
Maidstone

The nurse was friendly and calmed me down and was happy to answer my questions. (Immunisation Team)

May 2017
Shepway

It was calm and the immunisation team were really nice.

May 2017
Ashford

The nurses are really nice and informative and get it done nice and quickly.

May 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

Sam was very helpful with dealing with my nerves for the injection with a painless experience.

May 2017
Canterbury

Friendly nurse, made it an easier experience . Quite quick and not too painful.

May 2017
Maidstone

The nurses were nice and helpful. They talked you through it and understood my fears.

April 2017
Thanet

The woman who gave me my injections (Hazel) was nice and assured me that it was fine and kept me calm.

April 2017
Shepway

The nurse answered all questions and she was very helpful and kind to me.

April 2017
Ashford

The nurse was amazing, calm and soothing.

April 2017
Canterbury

They communicated well and calmed me when I was feeling stressed.

March 2017
Dartford

It was so quick and easy to have and the nurse was very nice.

March 2017
Canterbury

They were really supportive and helped when I was upset.

March 2017
Maidstone

The nurses were very nice and were good at getting the job done.

December 2016
Maidstone

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

June 2016
Shepway

It was a really friendly environment.

June 2016
Shepway

The nurses very very kind and calming. It was a quick easy process and there was no need to worry.

June 2016
Shepway

The lady that did my jab was very friendly and made me forget I was worrying.

May 2016
Shepway

They were very informative and patient.

May 2016
Shepway

They are all very friendly.

April 2016
Thanet

The nurses were lovely and friendly, they made me feel calmer.

April 2016
Shepway

The lady was really nice and let you know there was nothing to worry about.

March 2016
Maidstone

Everyone was really nice and they took my fear of needles into consideration.

March 2016
Shepway

The nurses were really kind and made me feel relaxed.

March 2016
Canterbury

Kind trustworthy and a complete good service. Very good at calming me down.