Changes to immunisation consent for children

14th October 2019

All children across Dorset should have now received information from the school they attend about this year’s immunisations.

The way consent for children to receive vaccinations is changing from a paper based consent form to a digital process for the 2019/20 academic year.

This enables parents to give consent on any device, including a smart phone, for their child to be vaccinated and paper consent forms will no longer be sent home. This will enable the service to send regular reminders and inform you by email once your child has been vaccinated.

For those that do not have access to the internet, a service will be available for the consent form to be completed over the telephone.

Dorset HealthCare provides immunisations to children in Dorset on behalf of NHS England. Our aim is to provide a fully accessible service to all school aged children whether educated at school or at home, offering them in a timely manner and a convenient location.

The 2019/20 programmes Dorset HealthCare provide include:

  • Nasal flu programme to children in school years reception to year six
  • Year eight - girls and boys - HPV (1st dose)
  • Year nine - girls - HPV (2nd dose)
  • Year ten - girls and boys - tetanus/diphtheria/polio and meningitis ACWY
  • Catch up clinics for children who have missed vaccines in previous years.

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