12–15-year-olds COVID-19 & flu vaccinations toolkit

Toolkit from Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Intergrated Care System

As the national COVID-19 vaccination programme continues, we have started to vaccinate 12–15-year-olds. Vaccinations for the cohort differ from others as there is an element of consent and 3 ways that a 12-15 can receive their vaccination.

As a Community Health Champion, your help is invaluable towards increasing vaccine uptake to protect the public across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Please do share as widely as possible across all your channels and networks, and throughout your community.

Download the toolkit here

Background

There are several ways a parent/guardian of a 12–15-year-olds can organise their child’s vaccination/s:

  1. National Booking System or call 119
  2. Visit a walk-in clinic (no appointment needed)
  3. School-Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS) flu schedule

National booking system/119

Parents can book COVID-19 vaccinations online for their 12–15-year-old children with appointments available. To do so they need to visit the National Booking system (NBS) here.

If a child has already been invited through their school, they do not need to act on their COVID-19 invite unless parents wish to get their child vaccinated outside of school.

Walk-in clinics

In line with the national Grab A Jab weekend on the 30th and 31st of October, we are holding several 12-15 walk-in clinics. Please click here for further details.

School-Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS) flu schedule

Schools may now be offering the COVID vaccine as part of its School Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS) flu schedule.

Three immunisation options are being offered – flu vaccine only, flu and COVID vaccines, or a COVID vaccine only.

For the parents to indicate their wishes, they need to complete the following forms distributed by the schools and return directly to the school promptly. All consent forms need to be returned to the school even if they do not wish for their child to receive the vaccine.

  • E-consent for the flu vaccination

Links will be sent to parents via email from the school

  • Paper consent form for COVID vaccination (12–15-year-olds are to have one dose of COVID vaccine only unless immunosuppressed, if so, please visit this page)

The consent process is paper-based, the child will come home from school with a paper consent form, please return as quickly as possible, yes or no. No consent, no vaccine will be given.

Please note for all methods of receiving the vaccination: when attending a clinic, those allowed in are the parent/guardian and the child to be vaccinated. Due to social distancing measures and spacing, we cannot let whole family members in / friends.

Children will need to be accompanied by someone who has parental responsibility for them. Consent will be at the clinic on the day.


How to use the launch toolkit  

  • By using as many of these materials as possible, we hope it will help increase the uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Try to use these materials as they have been provided and avoid making changes unless necessary. This helps to ensure consistency of branding and messaging.
  • Follow Together We’re Better on Facebook and Twitter. Please do like and share any of our posts related to COVID-19.
  • Please use your tracking link if given. The tracking links will direct your audience to the Together We’re Better 12-15 webpage, and give us insight into how many and from where.
  • If you have not been given a tracking link, please direct your audience to this page.

What this launch toolkit includes

For NBS and walk-ins 

  • COVID-19 easy read document.
  • COVID-19 social media assets.
  • COVID-19 translated leaflet in multiple languages.
  • QR codes for information on each vaccine available.

School-Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS) flu schedule assets

In addition to the COVID-19 assets, please see details of flu assets below.

Flu:

  • Islamic council letter support for flu vaccination.
  • Flu vaccination leaflet large text.
  • Flu translated leaflet in multiple languages.
  • Flu BSL video

Accessible formats:

  • To provide the British Sign Language community with the appropriate support they need for the COVID vaccination, please direct them to the national BSL (British Sign Language) NHS (National Health Service) 119 service here where they can book an appointment.
  • We have also created a YouTube video in BSL explaining how a BSL interpreter can provide support at a COVID vaccination centre.
  • Those who require easy read materials should be directed to the National Booking Service as they will be able to receive the support they need. Download the national easy read document on how to book an appointment.

All the above information can also be found here, as mentioned, previously, please direct your audience to this specific webpage as all the information they need is there along with a comprehensive FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Download the toolkit here


More information

If you have any questions about the launch toolkit or have ideas for additional materials that would be useful, please email [email protected]

Thank you for your support!

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