Getting the flu is horrible. It can cause:
- a fever
- a blocked nose
- sore throat
- and tiredness.
In the most serious cases, it can lead to bronchitis and pneumonia.
The Fluenz nasal spray is the best defence children have against the flu. It's free, safe and - because it is a spray rather than injection - painless too!
Who can have it?
The Fluenz nasal spray is offered free to children in school nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5. Most children will receive the free nasal spray at their school. If your child misses this, they can receive their free nasal spray at special catch-up clinics. Further information on these clinics found by visiting schoolvaccination.uk, calling 01902 682922 or emailing email@example.com.
The vaccine is also available to children aged two and three, and any children with some long-term health conditions, from GPs.
For more information about the flu vaccine, please visit nhs.uk/child-flu or read Protecting Your Child Against Flu (information for parents).
Flu Fighters Versus Chilly, Achy and Snotty
Read how our heroes Amy, Raj and Daniel became Flu Fighters to defeat the trio of evil invading aliens from the planet Bogey in our free storybook!
Flu Fighters competition
Want to be in with the chance of winning a £50 toy shop voucher?
The Flu Fighters will be returning this winter, ready to battle aliens from the Planet Bogey once more - and we want you to get creative and design a new baddie for them to fight!
The competition is open to any primary aged children living in Wolverhampton and two lucky winners will receive a £50 toy shop voucher, so get drawing!