Year 9 MenACWY Booster Vaccinations

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Your child’s Men ACWY and Teenage Booster vaccinations are now due

MenACWY vaccination helps to protect your child against four types of meningococcal bacteria (groups A, C, W and Y) that can cause meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). These diseases are very serious and can kill, especially if not diagnosed early. If you would like more details, please visit http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx, where you can find information about the disease and the vaccine, as well as links to other useful websites.

The teenage booster, also known as the 3-in-1 or the Td/IPV vaccine, is given as a single injection into the upper arm to boost your child's protection against three separate diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and polio. For further information go to http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/3-in-1-teenage-booster.aspx. This web link gives full details and also describes the contents of the vaccine and any expected side effects that may occur afterwards. The two vaccinations are given together, one in each arm

From October 2018 we no longer be using paper consent forms.

Please click on the following link to complete the online consent form for your child(ren): https://www.lincolnshireimmunisations.co.uk/

You will need to enter the following code to ensure the completed form can be correctly allocated to your child’s school: EE138638

We require a consent form for all children. Please ensure that you have completed your form by 10th January 2019. We will be visiting schools between January and March.

We will attempt to vaccinate your child in school on 2 separate occasions. If we do not vaccinate your child in school we will contact you to make further arrangements.

For further information please follow this link to the School Aged Immunisation Service page https://www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/our-services/childrens-services/immunisations

If you have any queries please contact the healthcare team on 01476 590805 Option 5

Yours sincerely,

Maria Turner
Operational Lead Children's Specialist Services
Lincolnshire Community Health Services