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Children with special educational needs or disabilities

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service

The Kent and Medway immunisation service has restarted the 0-19 vaccination programme. The immunisation team has put together some frequently asked questions for anyone concerned at the current time.

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

We understand children with special educational needs or disabilities may find vaccination sessions particularly stressful. Our immunisation nurses are very experienced at supporting children and young people who have additional needs and may be anxious about vaccinations.

We would like to offer all children the opportunity to receive their vaccinations in an appropriate and comfortable environment.

With this in mind we can offer the following options:

  • we can go to your child’s school and vaccinate – you may wish to be with them, but this is not a requirement.
  • we hold clinics in the school holidays at various locations throughout Kent that vary from children’s centres to hospitals. You can book at a location and time of your choice,
  • in exceptional circumstances, we may be able to offer home visits.