Since the introduction of the nasal spray flu vaccine as part of the national vaccination programme for children, schools have supported its delivery by hosting immunisation sessions for eligible children. If a child isn’t eligible for the nasal spray because they are contraindicated (or it is otherwise unsuitable), then a suitable quadrivalent inactivated flu vaccine (flu jab) should be offered by the GP surgery.1
These pages offer a range of free resources intended to complement materials offered to schools by local authority teams.
Share good times not flu…in school
Is provided by AstraZeneca, makers of a nasal spray flu vaccine used in the national childhood immunisation programme.
Resources will help Headteachers/School Managers prepare for flu vaccination in school and assist in preparing pupils and parents for what is going to take place.
Downloadable Resource Packs
Pack 1 -
Overview of teaching and learning materials
Pack 2 -
Admin Resources for Staff
Teaching and learning resources for the immunisation programme
Preparing pupils and parents for what is about to take place
Your school is taking part in a national immunisation programme where a nasal spray flu vaccine will be given to school children (whose parents have given their consent).
Free curriculum teaching materials available
In order to help prepare your pupils and their parents/carers for what is to take place, a number of teaching and learning resources have been created, including curriculum-linked lesson plans (for children aged 5-11 years). These are free and available to download from this site.
*If the child begins the school year aged 6 and turns 7, please use Age 5-7 years Core Lesson Plan. If the child begins the school year aged 7 and turns 8, please use Age 7-11 years Core Lesson Plan.
1. Chief Medical Officer for England. The national flu immunisation programme 2018/2019. March 2018.
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694779/Annual_national_flu_programme_2018-2019.pdf (Accessed August 2018)