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School nasal flu vaccination forms due Friday, 5th October 2018

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Annual school nasal flu vaccination - Wednesday, 10th October 2018

 

If you have not done so already, please complete the consent form (one for each child) which was sent home with your child, and return to the school by Friday, 5th October,  to ensure your child receives their vaccination. Please be aware that if the form is not completed correctly, this may result in your child not receiving the vaccination on the day.

 

The vaccination is free and recommended for young children, and will be given by a quick and simple spray up the nose. 

 

A leaflet explaining the vaccination programme is available on our website and includes details about the small number of children for whom the nasal vaccine is not appropriate: www.tmss.org.uk/forms

 

If for any reason you did not receive a letter and form please let us know, or you collect copies from the school office or download them from our website: www.tmss.org.uk/forms

 

This vaccination programme is in place 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 friends and family by preventing the spread of flu.

 

This programme is available for children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5.

 

Last year, most children offered the vaccine in schools had the immunisation.

 

If you have any queries about the vaccination, please contact the NHS immunisation team on 01895 485740.

 

Sally Newing

 

Head of School

The Mount Stewart Schools

 

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