Your child’s annual flu vaccination is due from September onwards
This vaccination is recommended to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be an unpleasant illness and sometimes causes serious complications. Vaccinating your child will also help protect more vulnerable family and friends by preventing the spread of flu.
The vaccination is free and is a quick and simple spray up the nose. Even if your child had it last year, it is recommended to have the flu vaccine again this year.
While COVID-19 is in circulation, the healthcare team and school will follow guidelines to ensure children are safe when being offered the vaccine.
For further information explaining the vaccination programme please click on this link www.nhs.uk/child-flu as it will also give details about the small number of children for whom the nasal vaccine is not appropriate
Please complete your child’s consent form even if you do not want your child to receive their flu vaccination,
If you have any queries please contact the Immunisation Team.
If your child becomes wheezy or has their asthma medication increased after you return this form or attends the GP for their flu vaccination please contact the Immunisation Team.
* In line with the Records Management Code of Practice - immunisation and vaccination records for children and young people will be retained until the patient’s 25th birthday, or 26th if the young person was 17 at conclusion of treatment. Data will be stored on secure and encrypted NHS servers for the duration of this period. Data will not be shared with any third party organisations.