Covid-19 Schools Vaccination Programme

This autumn, all young people aged 12-15 are being offered a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the same time as the annual flu vaccine.

Children who are 12 years old and over on the day the School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) team visits, will be offered a vaccination as part of the in-school vaccination programme.

Our local SAIS provider, Sirona Care & Health, is legally responsible for the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine and flu vaccine to pupils in our region of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Like all school-based vaccination programmes, these vaccinations will be administered by Sirona Care & Health following the usual approach to school-based immunisation.

Parents and carers will be contacted by their academy to confirm when the clinic will be held and to provide consent forms for both the flu and Covid-19 vaccines. Please do not return these forms to your academy. Please follow the instructions on the forms and return direct to Sirona Care & Health.

Parents can provide consent for both the flu and the Covid-19 vaccine, for one or other of the vaccines or neither. Our academies are not responsible for vaccines and so will not have access to any of the consent data that is gathered.

All eligible pupils will be asked to attend the clinic, where their consent data will be checked by Sirona Care & Health staff. Pupils without the appropriate consents will not be vaccinated.

For further information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in schools, please refer to:

COVID-19 vaccination – A guide for children and young people (

COVID-19 vaccination programme for young people: guidance for parents – GOV.UK (

COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for eligible children and young people aged 12 to 17 – GOV.UK (

For further information about Sirona Care & Health and the vaccination clinics, please visit: