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Flu is on the rise

As parents may have heard in the news Flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) are currently circulating at high levels and are likely to continue to increase in coming weeks. High numbers of scarlet fever, which is caused by group A streptococcus, also continue to be reported.


Flu can be very unpleasant and in some cases can lead to more serious illness. Getting your child vaccinated protects them and others they come into contact with, and it’s still not too late. Both the nasal and porcine free injectable alternative vaccines remain available. If your child was not vaccinated in school last term they can have their vaccination this term so please contact school for more information. Vaccination date is 16th January 2023 at Farley Junior Academy.


Helping children to learn about the importance of good hand hygiene is also key, so practice regular handwashing at home with soap and warm water. Catching coughs and sneezes in tissues then binning them is another simple way to help stop illness from spreading. We will continue to support your children with this in school.