Influenza (Nasal Flu) immunisation for pupils in school years R – YEAR 9
We will soon be visiting your child’s school to offer the flu vaccine to all eligible children in year Reception to year 9. The nasal flu vaccine is painless, quick, and side effects are uncommon and generally mild. All pupils in special needs schools are eligible for the influenza immunisation.
Please note this is not the Covid vaccination.
This winter, there is a very high risk that the NHS could be overwhelmed with illness caused by influenza, which in addition to Covid continues to circulate in the community.
Children who have the flu vaccine are less likely to pass the virus on to friends and family, especially those who may be at greater risk from flu, such as infants, elderly people or friends and relatives with a serious health condition.
Attached are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this vaccine.
You can now complete consent for your child online. Please click HERE to complete consent, or to decline consent.
It is important to complete and return the form even if you do not want your child to have the vaccine.
You can also choose for your child to have the flu vaccine as an injection. This injection does NOT contain porcine gelatine. If you wish for your child to receive the injection instead, please contact your local team on the contact number over the page.
You can also speak to your immunisation team if you require a consent form in a language other than English, or you can find them in other languages on our website: www.schoolvaccination.uk
If your child has asthma and becomes wheezy or has their medication increased after you return this form, please contact the immunisation team on the number or email over the page.
We encourage you to share this information with your child / children.
Full consent letter here