Dear parent or carer,
All children aged 12 to15 years are now being offered the COVID-19 vaccination.
Evidence shows that school disruption as a result of covid infections has had a severe impact on children’s mental and physical health, as well as their education.
The vaccination will help to protect your child against COVID-19. For most children and young people COVID-19 is usually a mild illness that rarely leads to complications, however a few may get symptoms that last longer than the usual two to three weeks.
The Kent and Medway School Immunisation Service will be visiting your child’s school on 15/11/21 to administer Covid-19 vaccinations alongside flu immunisations.
Please ensure the form is completed by end of the day 09/11/21.
We cannot accept late consents and therefore your child may not be vaccinated in school.
If your child is not aged 12 or over on the day of the session, please do not submit a consent as they are not eligible for the covid vaccine and will not be vaccinated.
Information leaflets explaining the COVID-19 vaccination programme can be found here:
- COVID-19 vaccination programme – guide for children and young people
- COVID-19 vaccination programme for children and young people – guidance for parents
If your child has an underlying health condition, they may have already been offered or received the vaccination via your GP. It is important you still complete the online consent so we can capture this information and we don’t continue to invite your child for vaccination.
Please note that a young person can consent to having a vaccination if they are assessed as competent to do so.
If you have any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Age Immunisation Service
Kent and Medway Immunisation Team
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
You are able to choose to make an appointment with one of our partner providers which can be booked via the National Booking System. If you choose this option, you should not complete the form via the link above which gives consent to a vaccination in school.
If you want to withdraw consent for a vaccination because your child has since had this elsewhere, or you no longer wish to immunise your child please let us know.
The Immunisation Team will also be delivering the flu vaccine at this session to Years 7-11. You do not need to consent again for the flu vaccine. Consenting to the flu vaccine IS NOT a consent for the COVID-19 vaccine.
It is safe to have the flu and COVID-19 vaccine administered on the same day.
If you decide you do not want us to vaccinate your child, please still complete the online consent form giving the reason. This will help us plan and improve the service.
Information about COVID-19 vaccines is available.