We have been notified by the South West Immunisation Team that our students are to receive their COVID vaccinations over a three day period on the 8, 9 and 10 November 2021.
The immunisation team will be in school for all 3 days administering the vaccine to all students who have had consent to do so and are aged 12-15 years old.
The Covid-19 vaccination is being offered to all secondary school children. The NHS, through the nursing service, is managing this process, as it does with all vaccinations. The schoolâ€™s role is limited to sending the information out to adults with â€śparental responsibilityâ€ť for a child and to accommodate the medical team on the school site to administer the vaccines.
Key Information for you and your child
We have been asked by the NHS immunisation service to pass onto you the attached letter and information guide for young people (below) about Covid vaccinations for Wildern students. They have now received the relevant information from the government and are able to offer a single dose of Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 to your child.
We are aware that these dates fall within the Year 11 practice exam window but have been told that we cannot change any of the dates. We are able to timetable any Year 11 students who have given consent to be vaccinated after exams have taken place in the school day and so no Year 11 will receive their jab before an exam on these dates.
We have been instructed that the Covid-19 consent form is a paper based process, so it will require you to return the paper consent form, with your actual signature; sadly electronic copies are not acceptable.
As we have to return the consent forms to the team 48 hours before the immunisation date, we will not send the consent form home until Monday 1 November. We will ask for the consent forms to be returned to your childâ€™s tutor by Wednesday 3 November. Therefore the consent form is not attached to this letter. Further information will be sent home alongside the form.
The decision about whether or not to vaccinate your child is a very personal and important one which is why we have released this information to you now alongside the NHS information, so that you can have conversations at home about the process.
We will send home the consent forms and additional information on Monday 1 November, the information linked in this letter should answer any questions you may have, or can signpost you to the immunisation team.
Have a wonderful half term break.
Ms L Duck & Mrs J Buckley
First Aid Team