The covid vaccination programme for 12 to 15 year old schoolchildren is now underway in Stockport.
An invitation letter, along with a consent form, is being sent to parents and carers by schools in a rolling programme of vaccinations delivered by the school nursing service. This vaccination programme is due to run for seven weeks from Monday, 27 September, to Friday, 19 November, which includes a break for half term.
The school nurses aim to visit one school each working day. For some of the larger schools this may be extended to two days.
So that all the school visits can be planned in, parents and carers are asked to return the completed consent form as soon as possible after they receive it. Invitation letters may go out at different times, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard from your school, as they are being sent out in phases.
Some schools may have already sent out invitation letters for the HPV and flu vaccinations, but don’t worry your child can still have their Covid-19 vaccination. We will be following guidance and ensure there is a seven-day gap between the Covid-19 and HPV vaccines. There is no need to have a gap between the flu and Covid-19 vaccinations.
To download a useful document about guidance for parents click on the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-schools
For those pupils unable to have their vaccination in school, including those who are home school, a dedicated vaccination clinic is being held at:
Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Gardens, Bramhall Lane, Stockport, SK3 8TL on:
Monday, 25 October, from 8.30am – 4.30pm
Wednesday, 27 October, from 8.30am – 4.30pm
This is a walk-in and no appointment is necessary.
For information about the local vaccination options, including this one, visit the CCG website: