FLU VACCINATIONS – 16TH NOVEMBER 2020

Dear Parents,

As you will know, all children from FS2 to Y6 will have the opportunity to have a flu vaccination, in school, on Monday 16th November.
Intrahealth, the company administering the vaccines, have now sent through the link for you to provide consent for your child to have the vaccine, should you wish them to have it.

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE CONSENT FORM – https://www.nhsimms.uk/FLU/information?Id=141589&Type=FLU

Please note:
The link will close on 8th November 2020.
If you haven’t provided consent by this date, your child will be unable to have the flu vaccination in school.

If your child has already had the Nasal Flu vaccine since Sept2020, please disregard this message.

 

***If you wish to withdraw consent once you have given it, please follow the guidance below:

 

WITHDRAWAL PROCESS:

If any parent/guardian wishes to withdraw their child’s consent from the nasal flu vaccination please contact the experienced immunisation team prior to the vaccination session in school.

They must contact the office on 0333 3583 397 option 7 (1)

This is the only way that the parents/guardians of the children will be able to withdraw consent. This will ensure that any errors on the day of the vaccination session are kept to a minimum.

Office opening hours

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS YEAR’S FLU VACCINATIONS FROM INTRAHEALTH

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are aware the nasal flu programme takes place in schools across England as requested by the NHS. Here at IntraHealth, we are happy to provide this service and work closely with Public Health England and the NHS to ensure the service is delivered successfully. Over the past few years, we have provided paper consent forms with a YES or No form along with Influenza information leaflets, and posters to help schools engage with parents.

This year your school has chosen the work alongside IntraHealth and implement the use of E-consent. This is an electronic consent method and aims to make the submission and immunisation process more streamline.  This new process will involve the school sending out a unique link via text, email, on school apps or maybe even social media. The link will be accessible to all parents (Reception up to and including Year 7). Here it will be possible to complete aYES or NO consent form online. This form is then submitted directly to IntraHealth ready for the schools immunisation session. The link will also provide accessible information and FAQ’s around flu, how it works, ingredients and signs and symptoms.

If you require any support or have any questions about any aspects of the vaccinations, please contact our specialist Immunisations team on 0333 3583 397 option 7or email ImmunisationsSheff@intrahealth.co.uk

 

Thank you for your continued support

 

The Immunisations Team Sheffield & Rotherham