Immunisations Team - St Helens


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​Who we are
We provide the routine national immunisation programme for school-aged children in St Helens. You can find out which immunisations your child needs, by visiting NHS Choices.

Who is our service for?
Most immunisations happen between two months and 16 years. Some need to be given more than once to make sure your child is fully protected – the later injections are called boosters.

Immunisations (also called vaccinations) stop your child from catching serious diseases. Most are given by injection (jabs), and protect your child for life.

The World Health Organisation says the two things to have had the biggest positive effect on world health are clean water and immunisations. Making sure your child gets all his or her immunisations is one of the best things you can do for their health.

Who do we work in partnership with?
The team works closely with school nurses, children's centres, GPs, social care and voluntary services.

How to access our service
Once your child starts school, you will be sent information and a form to sign before they have any immunisations. Occasionally a child will be invited to a local clinic for example if they have missed the schedule at school.

Immunisations consent forms
Related links
NHS Choices - provide a range of advice on: the benefits of being more physically active, healthy eating, child development reviews and dealing with difficult behaviour, support for children with additional needs and emotional wellbeing advice - www.nhs.uk/livewell/fitness and vaccinations - www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations

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​Contact us
St Helens Immunisation Team
Ashtons Green Children's Centre
Ashtons Green Drive
St Helens
WA9 2AP

Tel: 01744 624353

Email:
immunisationteam@nwbh.nhs.uk