Be wise, immunise your child against flu

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Protect your child, and others, from flu by making sure they get their flu vaccine.

Eligible children are now able to book a flu vaccination at the surgery.

Flu can be a very nasty illness in children, causing a range of symptoms including fever, dry cough, sore throat, aching joints, and extreme tiredness. The virus also spreads easily, and children can pass it on to others.

The flu vaccination for most children is needle-free for those aged 2-17 years. It is given as a single squirt up each nostril; it’s quick, painless, and more effective in children than an injectable vaccine.

Children aged 2-3 years (on 31 August 2023) can have the nasal flu vaccine at the surgery.

Children under 2 who have certain medical conditions will be offered a flu vaccine injection.

If your child is of primary or secondary school age, up to year 11, you will receive information from the School Age Immunisation Service asking you to give your consent so your child can have their free vaccination at school. Please remember to complete the consent process as soon as possible.

All children up to the age of 18 who live with a high-risk health condition, or those that live with someone who has, can get the free flu vaccine from their GP.

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