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missing flu vaccinatin (nasal spray) in school

(11 Posts)
trickydickie Thu 17-Nov-16 18:58:51

My daughter isn't feeling too good tonight. Says she has a sore head and sounds bunged up with the cold. She is due the flu nasal spray (flu vaccine in nasal spray form) tomorrow in school.

If she isn't well enough for school do you think my doctors surgery will be able to give her it another time?

Just worried if she doesn't go to school tomorrow she will miss it altogether. Thanks.

IveBecomeSoNumb Thu 17-Nov-16 19:03:06

My nephew wasn't able to get it after missing it in school. I'd ring in the morning and see if you can take her in just for the vaccine if the person administering the vaccine will allow it. Hth smile

Twolittlejobbys Thu 17-Nov-16 19:41:03

Yes my daughter 'lost' the reply slip giving my permission so she's booked into the flu clinic at the GPs surgery on Tuesday smile

CPtart Thu 17-Nov-16 20:10:47

I'm a practice nurse. We don't administer nasal flu's to school age children unless they need it for a medical condition, asthma for example. Reason being I believe, general practice don't get paid for these cases.
It's worth asking your surgery but we refer missed children back to school, their responsibility to sort out and catch up as it were.
If she's not well/bunged up then it's not advisable for her to have it done anyway.

flossyfloo Thu 17-Nov-16 20:21:18

In my area if a child who has returned a consent form is absent/unwell/refuses it on the day the school nursing team are in the school, a letter is sent home to the parents for them to take to the GP allowing the child to have it in the GP surgery.

TanteJeanne Thu 17-Nov-16 20:27:11

If child is unwell (esp temperature) they are not supposed to have the immunisation.

trickydickie Thu 17-Nov-16 21:08:15

Thanks everyone. Yes I thought if she was unwell she probably shouldn't get it anyway. Just worried that she will end up not getting it at all if she misses it tomorrow. Not sure what is worse? Not getting it at all or receiving it when she has the cold?

Hopefully she will be better in the morning and I can send her to school.

Thanks again everyone.

badhotfanny Thu 17-Nov-16 22:32:16

My daughter missed hers and the only reason I realised was that the nurse rang that day to get verbal consent for it when they come in again to do those that missed it.

trickydickie Thu 17-Nov-16 23:58:14

Thanks bad. If she isn't well enough she will just have to miss it. Hopefully the school nurse will come again or she can get it at the doctors surgery.

Alorsmum Fri 18-Nov-16 00:18:04

My daughter missed hers as she was unwell and off school and a slip came home with dates of two further clinics to have it done at a local health centre

GraceGrape Fri 18-Nov-16 00:23:38

My daughter's school had a mix-up with dates so she wasn't going to get the vaccine until January. I thought that was a bit late so I asked at the GP surgery and she was able to have it there.

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