All primary and secondary school pupils will be offered the vaccine in school. Children will be sent home with a letter, leaflet and consent form. You should complete the consent form and send it back to school with your child even if you do not want your child vaccinated.
Your primary school child can only be given the vaccine if you've completed, signed and returned the consent form.
If you have a young person in secondary school, talk to them about getting the flu vaccine. It’s a decision you should make together. It’s not always necessary for secondary school pupils to get consent from their parent or carer to receive their flu vaccine. They may be vaccinated after giving their own consent following discussion with the vaccinator, even if their consent form is not returned.
More information on young people, immunisations, and consent
If a young person has left secondary school, they are not eligible to get a flu vaccine at school. 16 and 17 year olds with an eligible health condition who have left school can phone 0800 030 8013 to book an appointment for the flu vaccine or by visiting the online booking portal.