Hundreds more children have become Flu Fighters and are ready for the annual battle against influenza this winter as a free vaccination programme continues in Wolverhampton’s schools. All pupils from Reception to Year 7 are eligible for the free flu vaccination this year, delivered via a quick and painless nasal spray, and parents should return their child’s consent form as soon as possible to ensure they don't miss out. Vaccinations are scheduled to take place throughout the autumn term.
Last week, nurses from Vaccination UK visited Goldthorn Park Primary School, Palmers Cross Primary School, Woodfield Primary School, Springdale Primary School, St Michael's Catholic Primary Academy, Warstones Primary School, Bantock Primary School, The Royal School Wolverhampton (Primary) and St Matthias (Year 7).
This week they are visiting Merridale Primary School and Nishkam Primary School on Monday 9 November, Uplands Junior School and Westacre Infant School on Tuesday 10 November, Elston Hall Primary School on Wednesday 11 November, St Luke's Church of England Primary School and Wolverhampton Grammar School (primary phase) on Thursday 12 November and Hill Avenue Academy and St Bartholomew's Church of England Primary School on Friday 13 November.
Full details of the Vaccination UK schedule, including which schools are due to be visited when, is available at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/flufighters. Parents can also download a consent form online if they have mislaid theirs.