Flu Vaccination - Information Update
Flu vaccination programme
Public Health England (PHE) has informed us of the late deliveries of the nasal spray vaccine for the flu vaccination programme in schools
Unfortunately, this means that the flu vaccination session booked for Wednessday 27 November has been postponed and we will inform you of a new date as soon as possible.
Vaccinating children later in the season will still help provide protection for them and their families as flu tends to start circulating in late December/early January. However, for the small number of children who are at increased risk from flu because of an underlying health condition (such as asthma, diabetes, a heart condition, or who have a weakened immune system) it is important that their flu vaccination is not delayed. These children will be able to get the vaccine from their GP surgery, as general practices have been asked to prioritise the use of their vaccine for them. I attach a link to a leaflet that PHE has prepared that should be shared with parents of high risk children and other parents who may be disappointed that their child’s vaccination will be delayed.
We realise this is disappointing news and we are very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause. We will keep you updated on any future developments and would like to thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.
If you have any queries please contact the immunisation team on 0151 295 9700