Nasal spray live flu vaccination

Dear Parents/Carers  

Nasal spray live flu vaccination.  

Earlier in the term, we sent you a letter asking for your help by letting us know if your child comes into contact with anyone with measles, chicken pox or shingles.  We really appreciate the contact we have had from our families in response to this letter.     

As the winter fast approaches, children are now being offered a live flu vaccination in the form of a nasal spray.  As one of the children in our pre-school is receiving medical treatment for cancer this puts them at risk if they are exposed to this live vaccination (when administered by nasal spray) if they are not vaccinated themselves.    As the vaccination process is currently underway across the county, please could you let us know immediately if your child has had or is due to have the vaccination.   

We do hope that you understand the health and wellbeing of the child in our care who is at risk does depend on the co-operation of all other parents and we hope you will help us.  We will keep you updated once we have received some more instructions and advice.    

Once again, we would like to thank everyone for taking to time to keep us informed should their child have come into contact with chicken pox, measles, shingles and the live nasal flu vaccination. 

If you have any queries, then please do not hesitate to contact us.  

With kind regards

Pip Long  

Pre-school Leader