Date: 20/11/2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Due to the risk of both flu and COVID-19 this winter, the national flu immunisation programme will be essential to protecting vulnerable people and our communities and health and care system against the flu. 

For further information regarding the vaccine please visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/ 

Parents who have refused ‘Fluenz’ nasal spray flu vaccine due to porcine gelatine content, are this year being be offered an injectable vaccine which does not contain porcine gelatine.

If you wish your child to receive this vaccine when stock becomes available, please contact the school immunisation team prior to 30th November 2020:

  • Email (preferred option): hdft.immunisationcatchupclinic@nhs.net – please tell us your child’s name, date of birth, school they attend and which clinic you would like to attend and we will email you back with an appointment
  • Tel: 0300 003 2554       

                                         

If you have received this communication following 30th November 2020 you can still contact the team to arrange vaccination.

Yours sincerely 

Helen Harvey

Clinical Lead 

Childhood Immunisation Team