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Flu vaccination in schools

Flu vaccination guidance and resources for schools.

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Flu vaccination: advice for schools

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Flu vaccination: invitation letter template for school children

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Flu vaccination: consent form template

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Flu vaccination: consent form template

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Resources to support flu vaccination in schools.

Advice for school teams

This guidance has been produced to assist all school staff and headteachers with any questions about the nasal spray flu vaccination being offered to children in primary schools during the autumn term 2019.

It is for:

  • school teaching and all support staff
  • headteachers

It is not intended for children, parents or guardians, because they will receive their own dedicated information at the appropriate time. Please see below for details on how to order this publication.

Flu immunisation invitation letter template

This letter template can be downloaded and adapted to suit the needs of local healthcare teams. It should be sent to parents of eligible children, along with an accompanying information leaflet and consent form.

This consent form template (available in both Word and open document text format) can be downloaded and adapted to suit the needs of local healthcare teams. It should be sent to parents of eligible children, along with an information leaflet.

The advice for headteachers publication (product code 2016027C) can be ordered from:

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Health and Social Care Publications
PO Box 777
London
London
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Copies of printed publications and the full range of digital resources to support the immunisation programmes can now be ordered and downloaded online. Login to register and place your order.

Published 11 May 2017
Last updated 4 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added the new flu season consent form and invitation letter templates.
  2. Added schools flu briefing for the flu season 2019 to 2020.
  3. Updated the annual children's flu programme advice for headteachers, invitation letter and consent form.
  4. First published.