Advice from Community Immunisation Service

Dear parent/carer,

We visited your child’s school on Monday 10th February 2020 and were able to give Year 9 Students who registered for the vaccinations Nimenrix, which provides protection against Meningitis ACWY and Revaxis, which provides protection against diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

Your child’s GP will be told that this vaccination has been given and we would ask that you record this in their Personal Child Health Record Red Book.

After vaccination your child may experience some side effects:

  • Very common side effects include redness, swelling or pain at the site of injection and headache.
  • Other common side effects are bruising or itching at the injection site, a high temperature or feeling hot and shivery, feeling sick and pain in arms and legs.

It is important that your child eats and drinks well after the vaccination. Simple pain killers, such as paracetamol, can help with mild discomfort. Further information on vaccinations and pain killers can be found on  If symptoms persist or become severe call your local out of hours service or the free NHS helpline on: 111, or contact your GP.

Receiving feedback from our Service Users is important, it confirms what we are doing well, and what areas we could look to improve.   We would really appreciate if you could take two minutes to provide some information regarding your and your son/daughter’s experience of the immunisation service.  Please visit:

Kind regards,

Community Immunisation Service

Families, Young People and Children's Services

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Bridge Park Plaza | Bridge Park Road | Thurmaston | Leicester | LE4 8PQ

Tel: 0300 3000 007



This page was last updated: 11th February 2020