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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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