Dear Parent / Carer,
DATE CONFIRMED – Covid Vaccination Programme for 12 to 15 Year Olds
We have been notified today by the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust that they will be coming into Oak Grove College on Thursday 13th January to administer a round of Covid vaccinations. Students aged 12-15 will be able to receive either their 1st or 2nd dose of the vaccine on this day.
Due to the short notice of this programme, it is important that you read the attached information carefully and complete the consent form as soon as possible. Your child will only receive the vaccination if you consent to it. If you choose for your child to not receive it, you will still need to complete the consent form to advise of this.
All consents will need to be submitted by 11am on Wednesday 12th January. If you have any non-clinical issues, you can contact the NHS on 01293 227797. All clinical concerns should be directed to your own GP.
The form for consent and the guidance has been emailed separately to families with details on how to access the NHS website – if you have not received this information call the college office. All the handling of the consent will be undertaken by the NHS and the School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) team will be the primary provider of the vaccination programme and will be legally responsible for the delivery of the vaccine.