COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
The COVID-19 vaccinations are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 20 October 2021. You must accept or decline the vaccination by completing the online form here.
The government has announced on 13 September 2021 that young people, aged 12 to 15 years old, are now eligible to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This decision follows advice from the UK’s chief medical officers, who have said that rolling out the vaccine to this age group will help to reduce disruption to young people receiving face-to-face education in the classroom.
The Academy is required to support this programme by:
• Providing details of pupils on roll to the local NHS’ School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) provider, so they know which children are eligible for the vaccine.
• Sharing the NHS’ SAIS information leaflet, consent form and invitation letter with our parents and carers
• Providing space at the Academy for the vaccination programme to take place and allowing for time away from the timetable where needed to enable vaccines to be administered
We would also like to reassure you that as an Academy we will not make any decisions about your child’s vaccination. The NHS’ SAIS consent form will offer you and your child the choice as to whether your child takes up the offer of a vaccine or not. This form will also provide contact details for the NHS’ SAIS should you have any further questions about the vaccine or the consent process.
Please find below the letters regarding the Vaccination Programme.