Online campaign urges parents to protect their children from flu

An online campaign fronted by Abraham the Pharmacist, a media pharmacist based in Bradford, is aiming to improve the vaccination rates for children across the Bradford and Craven districts.

The video explains the importance of children being vaccinated, and you can view here. Schools and nurseries are being asked to consider showing the video in their reception areas (if available) or consider sending to parents in newsletters or text mesaages.

Parents with pre-school and primary school aged children are being urged to protect their children by making sure they have their annual flu vaccination.

Primary schools across the District are in the process of sending out letters of consent for the annual vaccination programme, however, there are concerns that some children are missing out on the vaccine because the necessary consent forms are not being completed and returned.

Toni Williams, public health consultant for Bradford Council, said:

“We know that many parents want their children to be protected from flu, however, last year a number of children were unable to receive the flu vaccine because the consent form was not fully completed, or because it wasn’t returned to the school. This year we want to make sure that no child misses out on getting vaccinated.

“Flu can be very serious in children, this is why we are urging parents to make sure that they complete the consent form and return this to school.”

Please contact Thomas.atcheson@bradford.gov.uk if you need further information.


Information

Published: 17/09/2019
Audience: primary schools, pre-school, head teachers, deputy heads, healthy living leads, school nurses, SEND,
Contact: Thomas Atcheson

This item has been viewed 51 times.