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FLU VACCINATION FOR ALL SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN – AUTUMN TERM 2021
(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.
Further information can be found at the Public Health England website
www.nhs.uk/child-flu. This information includes details about children for whom the nasal spray is not appropriate.
Please complete the consent form (one for each child, please) using the following link https://saint.somersetft.nhs.uk/flu/2021/east as soon as possible, this link will close two working days prior to the session date. If you are unable to access the online consent form for any reason please contact Somerset SAINT for assistance.
If your child is in Year 8 up to and including Year 11 you will shortly receive a separate consent form to complete for the COVID vaccination. If you give consent for your child to receive both the flu and COVID vaccines, please note these will be co-administered during the same school based vaccination session. Each vaccine is consented separately so that families are able to consent for one, both or neither vaccine independently.
Please complete the consent form even if you do not consent to the vaccination.
If your child is not in mainstream education or is home educated then please contact Somerset SAINT on the above number to book into one of our community-based sessions.
The consent form can only completed by someone with parental responsibility, if you have any queries about whether or not you hold parental responsibility and are therefore able to complete the consent form please contact the immunisation team on the above number.
There is an expectation that the immunisation team will only visit your child’s school once during this programme, although community based catch up sessions for children will be offered at the end of 2021/early 2022.
If your child becomes wheezy or has, their asthma medications increased just before or on the day of the vaccination session, please inform the Immunisation team on the day.
The EPS (Educational Psychology Service) helpline: 01823 357000
The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number, 0300 790 6275, is now live and will make it easier for people access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the current crisis.
Social worker – Emergency out of hours duty team – 0300 123 2327
Somerset Direct – 0300 123 2224
The School Nursing Team – 0300 3230114 or email@example.com