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School-Aged Immunisation Service

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

What we do

We 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. It also explains how they work and why they're safe and important.

Your child will be offered a range of vaccines throughout their lives.

We’ll send an email to parents / carers with an update on any vaccinations your child is due via their school. The online form is very simple and the easiest way to let us know if you want to either consent or decline the vaccination for your child.

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.

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

Welcome to the Immunisation Service

Contact us

0300 123 5205
kchft.cyp-immunisationteam@nhs.net
Live chat with us
Text chat with us on 07401320923

If you have any questions you can contact our team for a chat. Our lines are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 4.30pm, Tuesday 9am to 1pm and Saturday 9am to 12.30pm (excluding bank holidays).

Your comments

October 2022
Shepway

The newly set up special clinic for the most needle phobic young people made the difference between my son having his jab and not. We'd spent a year having therapy to get him ready and the care, patience and time afforded by the immunisation team in the special clinic was just what was needed. I'm confident that with this service, my son will go on to have the other catch up jabs soon and this has only been possible by the foresight of somebody recognising the needs of those with such phobias and establishing the clinic. I take my hat off to all who have made this possible and say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

October 2022
Gravesend

The nurse was so good as my son was very nervous. I could not ask for better.

October 2022
Dover

My son was very happy with his vaccination. Said that the nurses were very caring towards him and put him at ease. Amazing nurses and an amazing team.

October 2022
Canterbury

The nurse was fantastic and so patient.

October 2022
Ashford

My child finds busy social situations challenging. The nurse identified this and was able to provide a service which met the needs of my child. She was compassionate, caring and friendly which helped my child have a positive experience. Thank you so much.

September 2022
Sevenoaks

The staff were very friendly and professional, a great experience, thank you.

August 2022
Thanet

All three nurses were welcoming, kind and explained everything clearly for my daughter. There was no rush and she felt safe and supported.

August 2022
Shepway

My son has Autism and the nurse made him feel completely at ease, he was very apprehensive but it's the best experience of any vaccine he has ever had.

August 2022
Ashford

The nurse helped make my daughter feel at ease and allowed us to turn up asap after missing the appointment. They called me when I missed the appointment.

July 2022
Tunbridge Wells

The team helped my son with his significant needle phobia, going above and beyond the call of duty!

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 immunisation 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.