School Toolkit

 

Overview

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.

Schools Programme

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

Resources to help pupils understand:

  • What a 'germ' is
  • How 'germs' can make people feel unwell
  • How 'germs' can spread
  • How children can help stop the spread of 'germs'
  • What flu vaccine in school is
  • What will happen when they receive it
  • What pupils need to know about and do in advance of vaccination day

Pack Contents:

  • PSHE and Science based teaching and learning materials
  • Worksheets

Pack 2 -
Admin Resources for Staff

Resources to help plan for vaccination day in school:

  • School to home templates

 

 

Teachers

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.

 

 

 

Downloadable Resources

Age 5-7 years: Core Lesson Plan*

  • Core Lesson Plan 5-7 yrs
  • Pupil Worksheet 1 – Outline of Human Body
  • Pupil Information Sheet 1 – Germs
  • Primary Teacher Notes

Download Primary Resources 5-7 yrs

 

Age 7-11 years: Core Lesson Plan*

  • Core Lesson Plan 7-11 yrs
  • Pupil Worksheet 1 – Outline of Human Body
  • Pupil Information Sheet 1 – Germs
  • Primary Teacher Notes

Download Primary Resources 7-11 yrs

*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.

Supporting Resources

 

Interactive whiteboard-compatible PPT

PowerPoint presentations include image to support lesson delivery

DOWNLOAD PDF

Pupil Information

Pre-vaccination fact sheet

DOWNLOAD PDF

Worksheet Templates

Work sheet templates

DOWNLOAD PDF

 

References

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)

sharegoodtimesnotflu

You are encouraged to report side effects; talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet.
This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information.
You can help by reporting any side effects you may get. See www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard for how to report side effects.