Nasal Flu immunisation 28th Sept 2021
Dear parent or guardian,
The school nursing team will be visiting Grangetown primary School to offer children a nasal spray flu vaccine, on Tuesday 28th September. This year the programme has been extended and flu immunisation will be offered to all pupils from reception class to year 11 in secondary school, this is part of the wider planning for winter. It is more important than ever this year to help protect against flu, as flu and Covid-19 will be circulating at the same time.
The vaccine is recommended to help protect children and young people against influenza (flu). Flu can be very unpleasant and can sometimes cause serious complications. Immunising your child will also help to protect vulnerable family and friends, including the very young and elderly, as it will help prevent flu from spreading.
Please use the link below to access the E-Consent Form - please complete even if you do not wish you child to receive the vaccination.
The Childhood Influenza Vaccination Programme 2021/22 will be commencing in September. All children from Reception to Year 11 will be offered a vaccination in school/community setting by the School Nursing team. For more information on flu and the vaccine, visit www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/immunisations. If you have any questions or want to discuss the vaccination further with a school nurse, please email immunisation.CAVUHBschoolnursing@wales.nhs.uk This consent form must completed by a parent or a guardian with parental responsibility for the child. You must act in your child’s best interest when considering whether to give your permission for them to have the vaccine. If you have more than one school age child, please complete one form per child. The nasal flu spray contains porcine gelatine. Some faith groups accept the use of porcine gelatine in medical products as it has been highly purified to the extent that molecules of actual porcine are no longer present in the final p
School Nursing Immunisation Team