Share Good Times not Flu… In School has been reviewed and endorsed by the Personal Social and Health Education Association (PSHE) and is supported by the School and Public Health Nurse Association (SAPHNA)
Since the introduction of the nasal flu vaccine as part of the children’s vaccination programme, schools have supported its delivery by hosting immunisation sessions for their children.
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 you in preparing pupils and parents for what is going to take place.
Headteachers / School Managers
Planning the immunisation programme for your school
Vaccine administration visit
If your school is taking part in this year’s flu vaccination programme, you will be contacted by the local immunisation team. The immunisation team will be able to discuss local plans to vaccinate school aged children against flu.
Guide to support you and your staff to prepare for flu vaccination in your school.
Free management and administration resources available
In order to help you facilitate the school nurse/ immunisation team with the least amount of disruption to your normal school day, and assist in preparing pupils and parents for what is to take place, a number of management and administration resources have been created. These are free and available to download from this site.
Template forms provided within the Guide will assist you in communicating key messages and logistics with parents.
From September 2017 these templates are available in: English.
Coming soon these items will also be available in Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali and Polish.
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 you 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 Curriculum-linked Lesson Plans
Age 5-7 years: Core Lesson Plan
- Mini-module Lessons 1–3
- Pupil Worksheet 1 – Outline of Human Body
- Pupil Information Sheet 1 – Germs
- Pupil Worksheet 2 – Ways to feel better
- Pupil Information Sheet 2 – Words