The Carey Federation

Re-scheduled flu immunisation date

Dear Parents,

Where the School Aged Immunisation Team would normally aim to complete the flu vaccine offer in schools by the end of December, this year there has been significant additional work to deliver to support the Covid 12 -15 vaccines and all year group flu vaccines programme.  In view of this the flu delivery schedule has been extended to February, although we will aim to complete all sessions by the end January where at all possible.

Advice from Joint Committee for vaccinations and immunisations (JCVI) recommend, whilst flu often starts to circulate from late December the peak can occur at any time and can often occur in February or later. Immunising children in January will still provide protection in these circumstances and is therefore beneficial.

The new visit date for your child’s school has been offered for Thursday 20th January 2022.  

We apologise that this is later in the season than we would normally like to deliver and we thank you for your ongoing understanding at this time.

The link for providing consent will be provided no later than 2 weeks prior to this date, and will close approximately 1 week before the proposed date.

Best wishes

Roanna Ellis

School Age Immunisation Team 

Virgin Care Services Limited 

 

t: 0300 247 0082 (Monday – Friday, 9am -11 am or 2pm – 4.30pm) 

e: vcl.immunisations@nhs.net  

w: www.virgincare.co.uk

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