Vaccination Programme for 12-15 Year Olds
This week we learnt that eligible students would have access to covid vaccinations in our school.
All children aged 12 to 15 years are being offered a first dose of vaccine as part of the school-based Covid-19 vaccination programme. Children who are 12 years old and over on the day the School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) team visits the school, will be offered a vaccination as part of the in-school vaccination programme.
How vaccination in schools will work
Like all school-based vaccination programmes, the vaccines will be administered by healthcare staff working closely with the school and following the usual approach to school-based immunisation.
The SAIS will be the primary provider of the vaccination programme for healthy 12-15 year olds and will be legally responsible for the delivery of the vaccine. The SAIS provider will be contractually responsible for the service, as they are for other school vaccination programmes.
How parent/carer consent will be obtained
For those aged 12-15 years consent has been sought by the SAIS provider from the parent/carer or person with parental responsibility in the same way as for any other school vaccination programme. You should have received an MCAS alert or email on Wednesday.
A consent form and information leaflet provided by the SAIS team will be used to seek parental consent. Parents/Carers will also be provided with a contact number for the SAIS team in case of any queries.
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