Vaccination UK will soon be offering COVID-19 vaccinations in school. We are writing to offer the opportunity for our students to receive a single dose of the vaccine while attending school.

The main purpose of the COVID-19 school age vaccination programme is to provide protection to the children who receive the vaccine and it may also help to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the wider population.

During the vaccination delivery Vaccination UK will maintain a range of measure to keep students safe from COVID-19.

The vaccinations will be carried out by an NHS immunisation team on Tuesday 2 November 2021 and more information about this will be issued nearer the time.

Please do take the time to read the additional information which is provided in the links below to help parents/carers and students to make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccination.

The government have produced information for parents and carers, which you can read here:

COVID-19 vaccination programme for young people: guidance for parents

There is also information for 12–17-year-olds, which you can read with your child:

COVID-19 vaccination – A guide for children and young people

Please indicate your consent by completing the online e-consent. Please note that the cut-off for completing the consent is 2 days before the scheduled session, so we kindly ask that you complete this as soon as possible if you wish for your child to be vaccinated.

The link to the e-consent form is below:

As previously communicated, we will not release students from their formal compulsory education for a COVID-19 vaccination without parental consent. Therefore, if you wish your child to received the COVID-19 vaccination within school, you must complete the above consent form prior to the deadline. We will communicate more information when we receive this from Vaccination UK.