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Dear Parent/ Guardian,   Your child’s annual flu vaccination is now due   This vaccination is recommended to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be an unpleasant illness and sometimes causes serious complications. Vaccinating your child will also help protect more vulnerable family members and friends by preventing the spread of flu. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic it is more important than ever that we ensure that children receive the flu vaccine to protect themselves, their families and to help protect the NHS.   Your child’s consent form is available here Your URN (school code) is: 139105   Please insert this code into the required field to correctly identify your child’s school.   Please complete the consent form (one for each child) by 5pm, Wednesday 25th November 2020 to ensure your child receives their vaccination. Please contact your immunisation team on 0300 790 0597 if you would like any help with the form. Alternatively paper copies are available from you school office.   The vaccination is free and is a quick and simple spray up the nose. It is recommended that flu vaccination is given each year.   A leaflet explaining the vaccination programme is available here.   The leaflet includes details about a very small number of children for whom the nasal vaccine is not appropriate. If your child cannot have the nasal vaccine we will contact you directly to offer them the injectable vaccine.   Since the programme was introduced, most children offered the vaccines in schools have had the immunisation.   If you have any queries, please contact the immunisation team on 0300 790 0597   Yours sincerely Essex University Trust Immunisation Team

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