Flu Vaccinations Reception to Year 6

We have been asked to share the information below with the parents of all children Reception to Year 6 by the NHS and the Department for Education:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your child’s annual flu vaccination is now due

This vaccination is recommended to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be an unpleasant illness and can cause serious complications. Vaccinating your child will also help protect more vulnerable family and friends by preventing the spread of flu. With COVID-19 in circulation it is more important than ever to reduce the number of those becoming ill with flu this winter to help protect them and the NHS.

The vaccination is free and is a quick and simple spray up the nose. Even if your child had it last year, the type of flu can vary each winter so it is recommended to have the flu vaccine again this year or they won’t be protected.

There is a link to a leaflet explaining the vaccination programme below (in different languages) and includes details about the small number of children for whom the nasal vaccine is not appropriate.

While COVID-19 is in circulation, the healthcare team and school will follow guidelines to ensure children are safe when being offered the vaccine.

Since the programme was introduced, most children offered the vaccine in schools have had the immunisation.

If you would like your child to receive the nasal flu vaccine in school please follow this link to complete an online consent form;

https://www.nhsimms.uk/FLU/information?Id=107951&Type=FLU

The vaccinations will take place at your child’s school Friday 4th December. The link will close on 27th November. If your child has already had the Nasal Flu vaccine since Sept 2020 please disregard this msg. If you have any problems accessing the link please telephone 0333 358 3397 (option 7 ext 2). Please note our phone lines are extremely busy.

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Protecting_your_Child_Against_Flu – Italian_version

Protecting_Your_Child_Against_Flu – Urdu_2020

Protecting_Your_Child_Against_Flu – Arabic_2020

Protecting_Your_Child_Against_Flu – Bengali_2020

Protecting_Your_Child_Against_Flu – Polish

The Immunisations Team Leeds

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