We are aware that some parents may have been alarmed by a story that has been spread on social media around a child in a school in another area who it is alleged was given a vaccination without her parent’s consent.
We wish to reassure parents that for any vaccination, parents / carers will be provided with information about the vaccine and asked to complete and return a form to the school providing either their consent or informing us that they do not wish their child to participate. We keep a record of those who have / have not consented and pass this to the health professionals.
Only those who have provided consent will be vaccinated. Whilst our academies are obliged to identify pupils who are eligible to receive them, no vaccination can be administered without the consent of the person with parental responsibility (or the pupil themselves if they are competent enough to make their own decisions).