Childhood Flu Programme (Darlington, County Durham and Teesside)

The Childhood Immunisation Team provides the childhood flu programme to children in Reception to School Year 5, who live in or attend a school in Darlington, County Durham and Teesside.

Please click on the links below to consent for your child to receive the flu vaccine in school. If your child does not attend school you will be invited to a community clinic to receive the flu vaccination.

  • If your child attends school in Darlington, click here.
  • If your child attends school in County Durham, click here.
  • If your child attends school in Teesside (including Hartlepool), click here.

School codes

If you do not know your unique school code to complete your child’s consent forms above, please visit the links below.

The Childhood Immunisation Team in Darlington, County Durham and Teesside delivers routine immunisations in educational settings, and community clinics. Click here to find out more.

Patient information

Protecting Your Child Against Flu

Frequently Asked Questions

A member of our family is currently having chemotherapy is it safe for them to have the vaccine?
Yes, unless the family member is in isolation due to having a severely weakened immune system it is safe for your child to be vaccinated with the nasal spray. As a precaution we advise to try to keep the child and family member separate for 2 weeks if possible purely as a precaution.

My child has an egg allergy can they have the flu vaccine?
Unless your child has had a confirmed anaphylaxis to egg it is safe for them to have the nasal flu vaccination. Please ensure you put details around your child’s allergies on the consent form so that the nurse vaccinating is aware. The nurse may call you to discuss this further before giving the vaccine.

My child has Asthma and has been invited to have their vaccination at the GPs do they need two?
If your child has a long term condition such as Asthma or Diabetes they will be routinely called by their GPs. It is your decision as to where they have their Flu vaccination, however if you do decide to have it at the GPs please ensure you do not consent for them to have it with us in school. If you have already consented and have now made an appointment with the GP it is your responsibility to contact us at least two weeks before the school session to ensure your child is not vaccinated twice.

My child is fit and healthy why do they need the flu vaccination?
Flu is unpleasant for anybody who gets it and children are as likely to get it as adults. It can lead to serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia. By vaccinating your child you help protect them, yourselves, family members and vulnerable members of your community. If your child develops flu you may have to take time of work to care for them or arrange alternative childcare. The flu vaccination has been given to millions of children worldwide and has an excellent safety record.

For more information about the Flu vaccination please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/child-flu-vaccine.aspx

The patient information leaflets can be found by clicking here and here.

Key staff

Clinical Lead: Karen Guest-Humphries

Locations

County Durham and Darlington:

Immunisation Team
Suite 6
The Beehive
Lingfield Point
Darlington
DH1 1YN

Teesside:

Immunisation Team
2nd Floor Beresford Buildings
The Green Way
Middlesbrough
TS3 9NB