School nurses deliver a programme of targeted vaccinations to all children in years eight and nine at secondary schools across North Wales. It is important that young people receive these vaccinations to help protect against cancers and other diseases.
All primary and secondary school children from Reception to Year 11 will be offered a painless nasal spray flu vaccine during the Autumn term. This vaccine helps to protect children from flu and common infections linked to flu, and also protects other vulnerable members of the family and wider community.
Please look out for information circulated by schools, including a consent form, and encourage your children to attend one of our school clinics for vaccination. If you have missed an appointment, please contact your school nurse or GP surgery for advice.
All Year 8 students are offered the HPV vaccine.
All Year 9 students are offered the MenACWY and 3-in-1 Teenage Booster vaccines.
All young adults should also make sure they are fully protected against measles, mumps and rubella. Two doses of the MMR vaccine are needed to give you the best protection against these diseases. Most people have both before they start primary school, but your school nurse or a member of our school immunisation team may invite you to have this vaccine if our records show you have not received two doses.
Your school nurse or our school immunisation team may also offer you the chance to catch up with other vaccines if your record is incomplete.
Each autumn, all primary and secondary school children from Reception to Year 11 will be offered a painless nasal spray flu vaccine. This vaccine helps to protect children from flu and common infections linked to flu, and also protects other vulnerable members of the family and wider community.
School-age children with a long-term health condition may also be offered a COVID-19 Autumn booster vaccine.
Please make sure you take up invitations for your child or children to receive their vaccines.