Influenza Immunisations 2019/2020 Season
Together with HampshireCounty Council we are commissioned to work together with schools to implement asuccessful influenza immunisation programme.
We have historically had avery successful uptake rate in the influenza vaccine being administered. Tocontinue with this excellent uptake rate an Immunisation Team has been createdto help deliver the ever expanding programme. Along with the Immunisation Teamwe require the continued support of the schools.
This year Public HealthEngland is extending the influenza immunisation programme to include Year 6,therefore, children in Years R, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be eligible for thenasal influenza immunisation.
Due to the complexities ofvaccinating thousands of children and staffing the sessions, it is difficult torearrange dates once arranged. Please ensure that the date listed below isconfirmed with the Immunisation Team as soon as possible but no later than 2nd July 2019.
Asin previous years, we would like to liaise with two members of staff at alltimes to ensure communication and planning is optimised, one being theHeadteacher and another named member of the school staff of your choice. We would be grateful if you would inform theNorth East Immunisation Team of a second named member of staff who we canliaise with regarding the immunisation session.
The date the ImmunisationTeam will be vaccinating at your school is Friday11th October 2019.
Consent forms, letter forparents, information leaflet and promotional material will be delivered toschools in September. Instructions will be left with the consent forms statingwhen they should be handed out to students, when completed forms need to bereturned to the school and when we will collect them.
A risk assessment will needto be carried out prior to the session and, on your return to School inSeptember 2019, we will be contacting you to ask for class lists to include;name, date of birth and address.
If you have any queries,please do not hesitate to contact the Immunisation Team on the email listedabove.