Flu Immunisation, Thursday 26th October
Help keep your child well this winter – make sure they have their flu vaccine.
Deadline for consent is 12pm, 25th October
The immunisation team will visit School on Thursday 26th October to offer children a nasal spray flu vaccine.
The NHS recommends that your child has a flu vaccination every year.
Please follow the link below to complete the consent form by 12pm on 25th October...
Dear parent or guardian,
It’s very important to protect your child from flu to make sure they stay as healthy as possible, as both COVID-19 and flu are likely to circulate this winter. The best flu vaccine for most children is a nasal spray. This is the vaccine that will be given on the day.
We have included flu vaccination information and a consent form with this letter. To help make sure the vaccine is suitable for your child, and they don’t miss out, please take time to read the information and then complete online before the planned vaccination date.
If you want more information about flu vaccination for children, please contact the immunisation team, or visit phw.nhs.wales/fluvaccine or click on the PDF attachments.
Please keep this letter, as it contains the date of the vaccination session and contact details.
After you have returned the consent form, please contact the immunisation team on 03000 858599 before the vaccination session if:
· there are any changes to your child’s health, or
· their asthma medication is increased, or
· they are prescribed oral steroids, or
· they become wheezy.
Note: There are a very small number of children who should not have the nasal flu vaccine. Please see the information sheet for more detail, or look at phw.nhs.wales/fluvaccine
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Medication in School
Ideally, children should be given their medication before and after school. If this is not possible, please complete the consent form below or come into school to give your child their dose. Please NEVER put medication in children's bags - it must be brought to the main office.
Children with ongoing health issues should have a Health Plan set up with our First Aid Coordinator, Mrs Lisa Mushrow. Please email the office for a relevant form.
A message from NHS Wales...
Maintaining the health and well-being of our children remains a priority for us all.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is running a child vaccination campaign called ‘Vaccinate Your Child on Time’. The campaign encourages us to make sure our children get their routine vaccinations when they are offered. These vaccinations provide the best protection against a range of potentially serious diseases, such as measles, mumps and rubella.
Don’t worry if you think your child may have missed a vaccination; it’s not too late to catch up.
Well known Voice of the Campaign
Lois Cernyw, Heart Radio's Drive Time Presenter has also supported the campaign by getting the message out to local parents & carers.
As a mother of a 12-month-old Lois Cernyw believes strongly in taking her little boy Iago to have the MMR vaccination next month: "My advice would be don’t delay your child’s vaccinations, even during these difficult times. The benefits really do outweigh the concerns that you might have.”
To see Lois sharing her thoughts as a parent in regard to the MMR Vaccination, and for more case studies and information, please visit the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Vaccination pages https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/health-advice/immunisations/mmr
Please remember that you can also contact your GP Practice or Health Visitor if you have any specific questions.