Dear Parents and Carers
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.
A letter and consent form for a nasal flu vaccination will be coming home with your child this week. Please complete the consent form (one for each 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
Last year, most children offered the vaccine in schools had the immunisation.
If you have any queries, please contact the immunisation team on 01895 485740.
Head of School
The Mount Stewart Schools