Here's what's changing about your children's vaccinations

Here's what's changing about your children's vaccinations

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 19th October 2019.

The immunisation system is changing in Dorset.

A new digital system's being put in place to change the way we give consent for our school-age children to get vaccinated from this academic year. It's replacing the old paper based process.

That means you'll be able to use your computer or any smart phone or tablet.

It'll also send you reminders and let you know when your child's been vaccinated. 

You'll be able to consent to your child's vaccines from any device
You'll be able to consent to your child's vaccines from any device

What if I don't have the internet?

If you don't have access to the internet, you'll still be able to complete the consent form over the phone.

And, if you home school your child you'll be receiving a letter or e-mail to complete the online consent process and book an immunisation at a local community venue.

Angela Cosser, Immunisation Clinical Lead at Dorset HealthCare, said: 

"We work with schools to provide immunisations, such as the flu, tetanus and polio, to local children on behalf of NHS England.

"Our aim is to provide a fully accessible service to all school age children whether educated at school or at home, offering them in a timely manner and a convenient location."

For more information or help, go to the Dorset HealthCare webstie.