22 November 2021 (by admin)
FLU VACCINATION FOR ALL SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN (From Reception up to and including Year 11)
From September all school aged children (from Reception up to and including Year 11) will be offered the flu vaccination. (Please note that in special educational needs schools, the vaccination will be offered to children up to and including 17 years old).
The vaccine is given as a simple spray up the nose. It is painless, quick, and serious side effects are uncommon. It is designed to protect your child against flu which can be an unpleasant illness and, although rarely, may cause serious complications. The flu vaccine provides protection against the strains that are predicted to circulate in the coming season. These strains may change from year to year which is why we recommend receiving the vaccination every year.
Please complete the consent form (one for each child, please) using the following link before the end of this term. Vaccinations will be taking place in school in January for all children who have consent.
https://saint.somersetft.nhs.uk/flu/2021/west as soon as possible. If you are unable to access the online consent form for any reason please contact Somerset SAINT directly for assistance.
Somerset SAINT (School Aged
Children Immunisation Nursing Team)
Tel: 0300 3230032