School age children who missed their free flu vaccination during the autumn are invited to get it at one of a number of catch up clinics this month.

All pupils from Reception to Year 7 were eligible for the free flu vaccination last term, delivered via a quick and painless nasal spray.

Though the majority of children were able to receive their vaccination in school, a number could not because they were either off school or because their class or year group had to self-isolate due to Covid-19. 

A number of catch up clinics have already been held, but anyone who hasn’t had their vaccination yet can still get it at clinics taking place at:

  • Christ The King, Pendeford Avenue, tomorrow (Saturday 16 January) from 9am to 2pm
  • Park Village Education Centre, Cannock Road, on Monday 18 January from 9am to 2pm
  • Biz Space, Planetary Road, Wednesfield, on Wednesday 20 January from 10am to 2pm
  • Park Village Education Centre, Cannock Road, on Saturday 23 January from 9am to 2pm.

Appointments must be reserved in advance – please call 01902 200077 to book a slot.

Meanwhile Year 7 pupils at S. Peter's Collegiate School are able to attend a catch up clinic at the school on Tuesday (19 January). Parents should call 01902 200077 to book an appointment.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "The influenza vaccine is the best way to protect your children and other family members from becoming ill with the flu. 

"If your child wasn't able to have their vaccine in school because they had to stay home when it was due to happen, please take them along to one of the catch up sessions taking place this month so that they don't miss out."