Seasonal flu vaccination programme
As part of the national vaccination programme, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service would like to offer the opportunity to protect children and young people against seasonal flu (influenza) this winter.
The flu vaccination programme is a high priority within public health policy every year. However, in light of the risk of flu and Covid-19 co-circulating this winter, the national flu immunisation programme will be absolutely essential to protect children and vulnerable people, including babies and elderly, and supporting the resilience of the health and care system.
This offer for flu vaccinations has also been extended to include more young people in secondary school. Children from reception year to year 11 (born between 1st September 2005 and 31st August 2017) will be offered the nasal flu vaccination in school.
Younger children aged 2 and 3 years will be offered the flu vaccination at their GP surgery.
To read information for primary school age children, visit: https://tinyurl.com/fluprimary
For information about the national vaccination programme, visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations
Please follow the link below for further information in different languages about the immunisation programme with links to complete online consent:
Letters for Parents and Carers regarding seasonal flu vaccinations