Immunisations (secondary school)

School Nurse with StudentOur 0-19 team runs the National Immunisation Programme for secondary schools. This includes:

  • The HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine for 12-13 year old girls, Year 8. As from September 2019 HPV will also be offered to boys in year 8.
  • The DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and polio) vaccine for 14-15 year old girls and boys in Year 9
  • Meningitis (Men ACWY) vaccine for 14-15 year old girls and boys in Year 9.

Catch-up clinics

General immunisation catch-up clincis are available. You can find out how to book and the dates and times for these clinics in the timetable.  

Secondary School ChildrenHPV Vaccine

Most girls who have the vaccination will reduce their risk of getting cervical cancer by 70%.

Cervical cancer develops in the cervix (the entrance to the womb). It is caused by a virus called the human papillomavirus or HPV.

Cervical cancer can be very serious. After breast cancer, it is the most common women's cancer in the world. In the UK, around 3000 cases of it are diagnosed every year and about 1000 women die from it. 

As from September 2019, HPV will also be offered to boys in year 8.

2018-2019 vaccination dates by school.

Meningococcal ACWY, diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccines

School Nurse giving a vaccineWhen you are having your Td/IPV boosters and Men ACWY vaccine, it's a good idea to check with the nurse or doctor that all your other immunisations are up to date (for example, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), and, for some people, hepatitis B).

It's particularly important to check that your MMR immunisation is up to date because some teenagers have not had two doses of MMR.

Consent forms and information leaflets are sent out via your child's school at the appropriate time. Young people in secondary school who are assessed as competent by nurses can legally self-consent for any immunisation.

The nurse will check the consent form and ensure your child is well and able to have their immunisations that day. If your child is unwell or absent, a letter will be sent home regarding a new appointment.

For additional advice and information contact your local Health Visiting or School Nursing team

Immunisation team and contact details

Woking, Runnymede, Guildford & Waverley boroughs

Goldsworth Park Health Centre, Woking - Tel:  01483 728201 ext 377

Email: csh.sur-schoolimmswest@nhs.net


Spelthorne, Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell Mole Valley & Banstead boroughs

Ashford Clinic, Ashford - Tel: 01784 883 705

Tattenham Clinic, Epsom Downs - Tel: 01737 371 293

Email: csh.imms@nhs.net


Tandridge, Reigate, Redhill & Horley boroughs

Caterham Dene Hospital, Caterham - Tel: 01737 775 467

Email:  fchc.immunisation.team@nhs.net

For further information

  • To follow up a referral

For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.

  • For advice or questions about your child's health

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call their Advice Line

  • 2 year development checks

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call their Advice Line 

  • Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition

Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.

  • Access to mental health services

Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAHMS

  • Hearing concerns

Contact the Audiology service 

  • Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family  Health Surrey service

Go to https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/feedback to read about our approach and who to contact. You can also email the Patient Experience Team directly using csh.patientexperience@nhs.net 

If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.  Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within 7 working days.