FLU VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN IN YEARS Reception, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
From September 2023 all children in years Reception,1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be offered the flu vaccination.
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.
This vaccination is part of the NHS routine immunisation programme for which your child is now due.
Further information can be found at the Public Health England website
This information includes details about children for whom the nasal spray is not appropriate.
Flu Vaccination Consent Form
The consent process is electronic.
Please complete the consent form (one for each child, please) using the following link, this link will lead you to an online platform to give your consent to the vaccination.
You will need to enter Northgate Primary School unique code SM144757
The link will close two days ahead of the vaccination date and all forms will need to be submitted by this date.
If you are unable to access the online consent form for any reason please contact Somerset SAINT for assistance 0300 323 0032.
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 number below,
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 2022/early 2023.
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.
(School Aged Children Immunisation Nursing Team)
Tel: 0300 3230032
Flu Vaccination Date
The planned date for pupils of Northgate Primary School to have their flu vaccination is: Tuesday 21st November 2023