Following the piloting of the childhood influenza vaccine in schools, we have now been informed that the programme will be extended in 2015-16.
Due to the fact that Essex participated in the initial pilot programme, from September 2015, all primary school aged children in the county will be offered an annual influenza vaccination.
The Immunisation Team will distribute parental consent forms in due course, but they have identified an immunisation date of Tuesday 10th November 2015.
I must point out that the immunisation is optional at the discretion of parent/s/carer/s. As soon as we receive the parental consent forms they will be sent home with your children.
Thank you in advance for your support.