Measles, chicken pox and shingles

Dear Parents

Please may I ask for your co-operation in an important matter?

One of our students is receiving medical treatment for a form of cancer which puts him at risk if he is exposed to measles, chicken pox or shingles.

The best way to protect our student from measles is for all children at school to be immunised against this disease.  Please would you discuss measles immunisation with your GP if your child has not already received it.  If your child is suspected of having measles, you should let the school know immediately.

Our pupil is also at risk from chicken pox and would need to be given an injection within three days of contact.  If your child is suspected of having chicken pox, you should the school know immediately.

It is also important that you let the school know if there is shingles in your household.

Your child is not at any risk whatsoever from this situation, however, the health and well-being of our student who is at risk, does depend on the co-operation of all other parents and I hope you will help us to safeguard the health of our student.

With many thanks.

Yours sincerely

Grahame Hodson