Every year, flu kills thousands of people. The school age flu vaccination programme helps protect children against flu, which can be a very unpleasant illness and lead to complications like bronchitis and pneumonia. The flu vaccine (in the form of a nasal spray) also helps to prevent transmission of flu to the wider community, including older family members and new born babies who may have weaker immune systems. As in previous years, The Childhood Immunisation Team will be visiting us on Thursday 10th December.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The childhood immunisation team is pleased to announce that the influenza vaccination programme will be offered to all children of primary school age (Reception through to year 6)
We will be sending consent forms home with your child next week (We will send a text message on the day, please check their bags)
Please ensure you return the form to school by the given date.
This winter, more than ever, the school age flu vaccination programme will be a key intervention to protect those at risk, prevent ill-health and minimise further impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on the NHS and social care. It is therefore important to ensure the maximum number of children are protected.