Children’s flu – it’s not too late to vaccinate!

With Flu season now well underway, our School Aged Immunisation Team would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of the importance of protecting their children against the virus by ensuring they have their flu vaccination.

Flu is not just a heavy cold, it can be a very unpleasant illness for children and can lead to serious complications, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

Since September, our Immunisation Team have been delivering the nasal flu vaccine to all young people from Reception to Year 11.

If your child missed their flu vaccination at school, or if they are home educated, it’s not too late to vaccinate. Equally, if your child is unable to receive the nasal flu vaccination due to its porcine gelatine content, our Immunisation Team are able to offer an alternative injectable version at its countywide community clinics.

To find out more, or to book an appointment for your child to have their nasal spray or injectable vaccine, give the Immunisation Team a call on 0300 421 8140.

For further information about the children’s flu vaccine and community clinics, click here>

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