NHS Covid Vaccines
As you know, we have been working hard to keep our school and our community safe this school year. Nevertheless, we are aware of the rising number of COVID-19 infections in this age group across England. The main purpose of the COVID-19 secondary schools vaccination programme is
to provide protection to the children who are vaccinated and to reduce the disruption to face to face education this winter.
COVID-19 is a very infectious respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Very few healthy children and young people with COVID-19 infection go on to have severe disease. The decision to vaccinate is down to you as the parent/guardian/carer, and your child. I understand that you will have questions about the vaccine and the process.
What will happen next
You have been sent a paper consent form organised by the NHS England School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) for you to complete. The SAIS team will carry out the vaccinations and manage the consent process. The SAIS team will visit Moseley School and Sixth Form on 15th November.
All consent decisions must be returned by Monday 8th November.
What will happen on the vaccination day
The process on the day will be quick and easy. The vaccine will be administered by trained and experienced healthcare staff. Whilst parents/guardians/carers unfortunately can’t attend on the day, the SAIS team will do their best to support your and make them feel comfortable child during their vaccination.
If your child is absent on the day of the vaccination or unable to be vaccinated but consent has been given, or if you would prefer to accompany your child during their vaccination, then you will be able to book your child a vaccination appointment at a vaccination centre by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
Thank you for continuing to help keep our school and community safe.
Who can I go to with questions?
Please call the Schools Immunisation Team on: 0121 466 3410
- Here you can find answers to your questions as a parent/guardian/carer: Government guidance for parents
- If your child wants more information, they can find it here: Government vaccination resources for children and young people
- Translations of the information for children and young people are available in Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Pashto, Polish, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu and Yiddish. A Braille version is also available to order. Translated versions of the parent guidance will be available soon.
- Video for parents: Video information for Parents
- There are also videos in a range of languages and a powerpoint on Teams that your child can share.
The vaccination programme in schools is only for 12-15 year olds.
If your child is 16 or older:
- book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
- find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment
Letter to all parents and carers from the education secretary: Education secretary letter
A joint letter to parents of secondary school and college students in England on Covid-19 testing and vaccines from the Secretaries of State for Education and for Health and Social Care: Letter from the Secretaries of State for Education & Health & Social Care