School Flu Jabs

Tuesday 1 December 2020, 12:00 AM to Tuesday 1 December 2020, 12:00 AM

The 2020/21 Flu Immunisation Programme is being led by Sirona care & health. 

The nasal flu spray will be offered to children in Reception Year and Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

You will receive a flu information pack in September 2020 which will include a letter, a consent form and a leaflet explaining the Childhood Flu Programme. 

Parents/carers will be asked to complete the consent form and return it to us in the original envelope. The consent form must be completed by someone who has parental responsibility for the child.  This means that legally they have the power to make important decisions in relation to the child. One form must be completed for each child receiving the vaccination. 

Once you have received your pack in September, please can we ask you to return the form(s) to school as soon as possible.

Once you have returned the form to school, if you wish to change your mind you should contact us as soon as possible on 01275 373104.  Any change should be notified to us at least 2 working days before the planned immunisation date at the school.

If your child currently has a health problem which prevents them attending school, we can arrange for them to be immunised at a community clinic.  Please contact the team directly on                 sirona.sch-imms@nhs.net or 01275 373104

A document with some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ is attached which you may find helpful.

Covid-19 and Flu

Flu vaccination is one of the most effective interventions we have to reduce pressure on

the health and social care system this winter. We are currently seeing the impact of

COVID-19 on the NHS and social care, and this coming winter we may be faced with

co-circulation of COVID-19 and flu. Those most at risk from flu are also most vulnerable to COVID-19. We must do all we can to help protect them this winter.

Please be assured that we will be working with your child’s school to ensure that we adhere to the latest government guidelines whilst delivering the Childhood Flu Programme.

If in the meantime if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us either via email at sirona.sch-imms@nhs.net or telephone on 01275 373104.

 

 

 

Sirona Immunisation Team