Oxleas Immunisation Service is a team of qualified nurses and administrators who are responsible for the delivery of Immunisation Programmes as defined by the Department of Health to specific groups of children and young people.
The Immunisation Programmes take place across the Borough of Greenwich in a variety of settings such as schools, health based clinics, children’s centres, client’s homes and other community settings.
The World Health Organisation states: "The two public health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s health are clean water and vaccines. Immunisation saves millions of people from illness, disability and death each year."
School vaccination sessions are arranged in advance by the immunisation team and your child’s school.
A date is arranged with the school for the team to come in and deliver the vaccination programme.
Your child’s school are given the consent forms by the immunisation team in advance and the school then distribute the consent forms and letters to parents/guardians.
It is essential that parents/guardians read all the information given and complete the consent form in full and return back to the school within 3 days.
If your child is under the hospital for treatment we may request you obtain a letter from their consultant for them to advise us that they may safely receive vaccination, this is required in advance of the school session and should be attached to the consent form.
If you are a foster carer or not the legal guardian a consent form will need to be signed by the social worker or the parent with parental responsibility for the child or young person.
Your child’s school may inform you of the vaccination session date, however, this may be subject to change.
On the day of vaccination the immunisation team will treat your child with care and compassion and ensure that they are well looked after.
Following vaccination your child will be given a letter to inform you what vaccine/s they have received and information on common side effects and what to do is explained on the back of this letter.
Keeping Your Child Safe - The HPV Vaccine for Girls in Year 8:
Teenage booster vaccination - immunisations:
Gallions Reach Health Centre
Public phone number:
0208 320 5741