23rd October 2015
On-site flu vaccinations
Parkway Health will be visiting BSB on Monday and Tuesday the 9th and 10th of November to administer on-site flu vaccinations. The opportunity to receive the flu vaccination is extended to include students and their family members. Each vaccination will cost 75RMB per person and will be available to anyone over the age of 3 years old.
Parkway Health is providing Vaxigrip, which is an inactivated and purified split influenza vaccine.
This product appears as a milky white liquid after light shaking. For this product, for influenza viruses of types A1, A3 and B, the flu strain of the year or similar strains recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) were incubated inside fertilized eggs of healthy hens, split with Triton X-100, and then formaldehyde-inactivated and purified.
－ Main Components: each 0.25 ml contains the antigens for the following strains (2015/2016 strains):
A/ California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09 – like virus (NYMC X-179A) -7.5 µg Hemagglutinin
A/ Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2) – like virus (IVR-175) - 7.5 µg Hemagglutinin
B/ Phuket/3073/2013 - 7.5 µg Hemagglutinin
Even if you received the flu vaccination last year, influenza viruses are constantly changing. Residual antibodies to last year’s flu strain may not be enough to protect you from getting sick this season. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone get vaccinated against the flu annually.
A consent form will come home with your child from school. If you would like to take up this opportunity for your child or family member, please complete one consent form per person and return it with the correct money to your child’s teacher (nurses for those children in Secondary). Please come and collect further consent forms if needed form the Nurse office situated by main reception. The Chinese consent form needs to be signed for the vaccine to be given which has been translated for your convenience, shown in the attached PDF document.
Parents of children in EYFS, KS1 and Years 3 & 4 should ideally be accompanied when they have the vaccination. Please write on the bottom of the consent form that you would like to do this and your preferred time. Please also remember to send your child in with their vaccination record card/book so that the hospital staff can update it.
Please return the completed consent forms to school prior to the 3rd November with the 75RMB so that Parkway Health can prepare the vaccinations. Please try to send the exact amount of money in, particularly if it is just your child attending as we do not take responsibility if your child misplaces the change given.
Please feel free to contact Jess, Lily or Birgit if you have any questions.
The School Nursing team