Important – Annual Flu Vaccine Consent – Please Read

Letter from Hounslow Borough regarding important Flu Vaccine

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your child’s annual flu vaccination is now due
This vaccination is recommended to help protect your child against flu and this year
is being offered to all children in primary school as well as those in school year 7. Flu
can be an unpleasant illness and can cause serious complications. Vaccinating your
child will also help protect more vulnerable family and friends by preventing the
spread of flu. With COVID-19 in circulation it is more important than ever to reduce
the number of those becoming ill with flu this winter to help protect them and the
The vaccination is free and is a quick and simple spray up the nose. Even if your child
had it last year, the type of flu can vary each winter so it is recommended to have the
flu vaccine again this year or they won’t be protected.

A leaflet explaining the vaccination programme can be found at this link
, and
includes details about the small number of children for whom the nasal vaccine is not

We are due to immunise at Hounslow Heath Infant & Nursery Schooll on Tuesday 20.10.2020.

This year our consent process is electronic. In order to access the online consent form, please click
on the following link
You will need to enter the unique code for your child’s school.The code is CL102490.
Please submit your form well before our team are due to visit the school to ensure
your child receives their vaccination. If you experience any problems accessing the
form, please telephone your local team on the number provided above and the team will be happy to help.

While COVID-19 is in circulation, the healthcare team and school will follow guidelines to ensure children are safe when being offered the vaccine.

If you have any queries, please contact your local team on the number provided at
the top of the page.

Yours sincerely,

Prabhjot Rooprai
Senior Immunisation Nurse – Hounslow Borough Lead

If your child becomes wheezy, has a bad attack of asthma, or has started oral
steroids for their asthma after you return this form, please contact the healthcare

If you decide you do not want to vaccinate your child against flu, please return the
consent form giving the reason. This will help us plan and improve the service.

For further information see: