Flu immunisation for primary school children: advice for headteachers

Guidance for headteachers and other school staff on the nasal spray flu (influenza) vaccination for primary school children.

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Immunising primary school children against flu: information for headteachers and school staff

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This guidance has been produced to assist head teachers and their school staff and answers the most frequently asked questions regarding the nasal spray flu vaccination being offered to children in primary schools during the autumn term 2016, and is intended for:

  • headteachers
  • school teaching and support staff

It is not intended for children, parents or guardians, as they will receive their own dedicated information at the appropriate time.

Published 27 March 2015
Last updated 26 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include information for the 2016 to 2017 flu season.
  2. First published.