20 September 2022
Health of Vulnerable Children
I am writing to ask for your cooperation in an important matter concerning the health of two of our pupils at the school who, due to medical conditions, are particularly vulnerable. These conditions mean that their immune systems are low which puts their health at risk if they are exposed to measles, chicken pox or shingles. Please inform the school immediately if your child is suspected of having measles or chicken pox so we can inform the pupils’ families straightaway.
It is also important that you let us know if someone in your household has shingles. Shingles is the same virus as chicken pox but only affects older adults. However, it is still possible to catch chicken pox from someone with shingles so it may be possible for your child to be infectious without realising it.
There is no risk for your own child from this situation, however, the health and wellbeing of our more vulnerable pupils is at risk so I hope you can help us with your kind cooperation and commitment in making sure that we are informed as soon as possible if any of the above apply.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs A Hall