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Sherford ValeSchool

Flu Vaccinations delayed until 5th January 2022

We have today received confirmation that unfortunately, beyond our control, the Flu Immunisations that were due to take place on 11th November 2021 are being postponed to future date.  This is due to a rise in local Covid Cases and Virgin Care needing to undertake Covid immunisations. 

 

We have managed to secure a new date of 5th January 2022 for the Flu Immunisations and the consent link will be live until 28th December 2021. 

Flu vaccination is one of the most effective interventions we have to reduce pressure on the health and social care system, which is going to be more important than ever this year.  For this reason, it is essential we deliver the vaccine to as many children as possible to protect them and prevent the spread of infection to those most at risk in society.

Considering the above, we are expecting demand to be high and therefore we urge you to follow the below link to consent to your child’s vaccination asap. Even if you do not want your child to receive this vaccination, please complete the consent form stating “decline”.  On this link you will also find answers to your FAQ’s and links to the current Public Health England and manufacturers leaflets. We recommend you discuss this vaccination with your child prior to the date of vaccination. 

Prior to completion of the consent, we would like each individual child’s unique NHS number – this can be found in their red book, or via this link:  

Find your NHS number - NHS (www.nhs.uk) 

Please note, this field is not mandatory so if you are experiencing problems finding/accessing your child’s NHS number then you can leave this blank. 

To complete the consent/decline please click on the link below: 

 https://schoolimms.virgincare.co.uk/flu/2021/devon

We will be operating a strict policy of closing the consent links and your school's link will close at midnight on the 28th December 2021. If you miss this deadline, your child(ren) will not be vaccinated at school and you will be offered the opportunity to book them into a local community catch up clinic. This also applies if your child is absent or refuses the vaccination at school.  

If you have any difficulties with completing the consent form, please contact the Immunisation Team on our Single Point of Access (SPA).  

Tel:  0300 247 0082 (lines open 9:00 until 16:30)         

Email: vcl.immunisations@nhs.net 

Many thanks for your co-operation. 

Yours sincerely

Virgin Care Immunisation Team