This winter Public Health has recommended the nasal flu vaccine is offered to all children in school from Reception to Year 11.
Children are ‘super-spreaders’ of the influenza virus and their mixing patterns mean they can transmit flu to many vulnerable people.
Decreasing the number of children who get flu will not only protect them but will reduce the spread of the virus and reduce levels of illness and even mortality caused by flu in the general population.
Your child will be coming home with a nasal flu vaccination consent form today. Please can you complete and return the forms to school urgently. All forms need to be signed and returned as you are required to either give consent or refuse the vaccine.
If you do not want your child to have the nasal flu vaccine please still sign and return to say you refuse.
All forms must be returned to school by Tuesday 24th October 2023. The Nurses will be in school to administer the nasal spray vaccine on Wednesday 15th November.
If you require more information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/
Mr L Chamberlain Mrs E Gray
Head Teacher Deputy Head Teacher