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The Government has announced that people aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, following advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs).

The government has accepted the advice of the four UK CMOs and the NHS is preparing to deliver a schools-based vaccination programme, which is the successful model used for vaccinations including for HPV and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP), supported by GPs and community pharmacies. Invitations for vaccination will begin next week.

In Sussex, plans have been developed to run vaccination sessions in schools and over the autumn term, each school will be offered a visit to provide the vaccination for 12 to 15 year old students (18 in Special Schools).

Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by vaccination healthcare staff prior to vaccination in line with existing school vaccination programmes.

We have writen to every parent, guardian or carer with the details of this session for our school, the consent process, and next steps.

In the meantime, we recognise that you may have questions - please visit the following websites for more information:

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