School Toolkit


Since the introduction of the nasal spray flu vaccine as part of the national vaccination programme for children, schools have supported its delivery by hosting immunisation sessions for eligible children. If a child isn’t eligible for the nasal spray because they are contraindicated, then a suitable quadrivalent inactivated flu vaccine (flu jab) should be offered by the GP surgery.1

These pages offer a range of free resources intended to complement materials offered to schools by local authority teams.

Schools Programme

Share good times not flu…in school

Is provided by AstraZeneca, makers of a nasal spray flu vaccine used in the national childhood immunisation programme.

Resources will help Headteachers/School Managers prepare for flu vaccination in school and assist in preparing pupils and parents for what is going to take place. Please refer to the latest local guidelines in regards to social distancing when planning and carrying out these sessions.



1. Whitty C, Doyle Y, & Powis S. The national flu immunisation programme 2020-21 - update. 5 August 2020. Available at:


If you or your child experience any side effects after taking an AstraZeneca medicine, including the childhood flu vaccine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Side effects can also be reported to AstraZeneca by visiting

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