Headteachers toolkit 2021/2022

The Covid-19 vaccination programme is open to all 12-15 year olds and the NHS has opened up local vaccination centres to this group so that they can book an appointment and attend with their parents. This toolkit includes:

  • Key information
  • Web/Newsletter copy and social media copy
  • Suggested Social media copy
  • Text message to parents to signpost supplementary offer
  • Assets for use on website or social media
  • Text message reminder for parent – in school vaccinations (as needed)
  • Link to latest SWL FAQ document
  • Resources

Key information

Getting the vaccination is the best protection against the virus and we want to make it easy for children and their families to get this extra protection as quickly as possible. Local vaccination centres are now open to 12-15 year olds, so that they can book an appointment or walk in and attend with their parents, if they wish.

Find details and times on our website here. Appointments can be booked using the National Booking system here.

Anyone who still has questions about the Covid-19 vaccine can talk to one of the friendly teams on arrival, with no pressure to get vaccinated.

Web/Newsletter copy and social media copy

Vaccinating 12 to 15 year olds continues in community vaccination centres, as well as in schools, across South West London

Getting the vaccination is the best protection against the virus and we want to make it easy for children and their families to get this extra protection as quickly as possible. There are now multiple ways for this group to get the vaccine:

· The programme is continuing in schools across South West London, in line with other schools based vaccination programmes.

· Appointments for 12-15 year olds can be booked using the National Booking system: Book or manage a 1st or 2nd dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk).

· Walk in centres across South West London are offering vaccinations to 12-15 year olds meaning that you don’t need to book an appointment, you can simply walk-in on the day. Please check the website to find out where 12-15 year olds can walk in and specific clinic details: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/where-can-you-get-vaccinated/vaccination-walk-in-clinics/.

We need to ensure that children continue to get the protection that will help them stay in the classroom over winter as well as protecting their loved ones and communities. Please share this information with your networks and encourage those around you to book an appointment today.

If you have questions about the vaccine, please check our webpage with information specifically about the vaccination programme for 12-15 year olds here: Covid-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds – South West London CCG (swlondonccg.nhs.uk)

We encourage conversations about the Covid-19 vaccination at home between children and their parents and carers. We would encourage anyone who still has questions about the Covid-19 vaccine to come and talk to our friendly teams. We will be happy to answer any questions children or parents may have at a local vaccination site so that you can make the right decision for you – with no pressure to get your vaccine.

If you haven’t received your vaccination in school, please organise a visit to a local site. We would appreciate your support in sharing this information with your networks.

Suggested Social media copy

Option 1: Get vaccinated at selected local vaccination sites. You can find the details of vaccination clinics open to 12-15 year olds on our website here. Walk in or book your appointment using the National Booking system here.

Option 2: If your child is 12-15 they can get vaccinated at a local vaccination clinic. Find a local site open to 12-15 year olds here. Appointments can booked using the National Booking system here or you can walk in.

Option 3: Are you 12-15? You can now get vaccinated outside of school and at a local vaccination centre. Find a local site open to 12-15 year olds here. Appointments can be booked using the National Booking system here or you can walk in.

Text message to parents to signpost supplementary offer

Dear parent,

Vaccination centres have opened in [BOROUGH] to 12-15 year olds so that they can book an appointment or walk in and attend with their parents, if they wish. Please check the website to find out specific clinic details: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/where-can-you-get-vaccinated/vaccination-walk-in-clinics/. You can also book an appointment using the National Booking system: Book or manage a 1st or 2nd dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Anyone who still has questions about the Covid-19 vaccine can talk to one of the friendly teams on arrival. They are happy to answer any questions children or parents may have so that you can make the right decision for you – with no pressure to get a vaccine.

Please ignore this message if your child has already received a COVID-19 vaccination.

Assets for use on website or social media

Text message reminder for parent – in school vaccinations (as needed)

Dear parent,

If you would like your child to be vaccinated in school, as part of the school immunisation process, please return your consent form back to school XX hours before the scheduled vaccination visit on XX. Your child cannot get vaccinated if this consent form is not received beforehand.

Please ignore this message if you’ve already returned the consent form.

If you have any concerns about the vaccination please email XX and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

Link to latest SWL FAQ document

Resources

 

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