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Flu Vaccinations Information

Dear Parents/guardians,   

Your child is in Year R to Year 11 from September 2021 and is therefore eligible for a Free Nasal Childhood Flu Vaccination. The immunisation team will be visiting East Wichel School Monday 8th November.   

 

Flu vaccination is one of the most effective interventions we have to reduce pressure on the health and social care system, which is going to be more important than ever this year.  For this reason, it is essential we deliver the vaccine to as many children as possible to protect them and prevent the spread of infection to those most at risk in society. 

 

Considering the above, we are expecting demand to be high and therefore we urge you to follow the below link to consent to your child’s vaccination asap. Even if you do not want your child to receive this vaccination, please complete the consent form stating “decline”.  On this link you will also find answers to your FAQ’s and links to the current Public Health England and manufacturers leaflets. We recommend you discuss this vaccination with your child prior to the date of vaccination. 

 

Prior to completion of the consent, you will need each individual child’s unique NHS number – this can be found in their red book, or via this link:  

 

Find your NHS number - NHS (www.nhs.uk) 

 

To complete the consent/decline please click on the link below:
 

https://schoolimms.virgincare.co.uk/flu/2021/swindon

  

We will be operating a strict policy of strict policy of closing the consent link at midnight on Monday 1st Nov. If you complete a late consent (after the link closing date or on the day), your child(ren) will not be vaccinated at school and you will be offered the opportunity to book them into a local community catch up clinic. This also applies if your child is absent or refuses the vaccination at school.  

 

If you have any difficulties with completing the consent form, please contact the Immunisation Team on our Single Point of Access (SPA).  

 

Tel:  0300 247 0082 (lines open 9:00 until 16:30)         

Email: vcl.immunisations@nhs.net 

 

Many thanks for your co-operation. 

 

Yours sincerely 

 

Virgin Care Immunisation Team 

 

Message received 23.09.2021 Please note we have not received any instructions for electronic consent as yet. 

Dear Parents/Carers  

We are receiving feedback that a lot of parents are requesting their NHS number and having to wait to receive a letter back.  Please do not wait for a letter, if you have the NHS number then please do add it to the electronic consent but if you are experiencing problems with this, we have ensured that this is not a mandatory field therefore please continue with the consent without the NHS number.   

For the schools that are yet to receive their electronic consent links we are sending these out in a phased way and you will receive them in due course.  

Many thanks.  

Immunisation Team 

Message from Vaccination Team 10.09.2021

Dear Parents 
This year your child will be offered a free flu vaccination in school and we will shortly be sending communication via the school with regards to consent for this.  However, we are aware there are some children that, due to an underlying medical condition, are at increased risk from the flu virus – if you believe that your child is in the category and you would like the opportunity to book them into an early community clinic please contact our single point of access (SPA) on 0300 247 0082 or vcl.immunisations@nhs.net.  Please note this is an extremely busy time for our phones and therefore if you are struggling to get through please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail and someone will return your call. 

Best wishes

School Aged Immunisation Team

 

Flu Vaccinations are due to be done in school in November. Information will follow about consent and confirmation of date when vaccines will be carried out.

Should you have any questions please contact the Immunisation team on 

Tel:  0300 247 0082        Email: vcl.immunisations@nhs.net

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