School age children who missed their free flu vaccination in school are being invited to get it at catch-up clinics being held this weekend and next.

All pupils from Reception to Year 11 are eligible for the free flu vaccination this winter, delivered via a quick and painless nasal spray.

Though the majority of children have been able to receive their vaccination in schools which have already been visited by nurses from Vaccination UK, a number could not because they were either off school on the day vaccinations took place, or because they were self-isolating due to Covid-19. 

Anyone who has missed out can get their vaccination at one of the catch up clinics taking place at Park Lane Education Centre, Cannock Road, Wolverhampton on Saturday (27 November) from 9am to 1pm, and at Bizz Space, Planetary Road, Wednesfield on Saturday 4 December, again from 9am to 1pm.

No appointment is necessary, but children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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 for any reason, please take them along to one of the catch up sessions so that they don't miss out."

Vaccination via the nasal spray is also available to children aged 2 and 3, and children with some long-term health conditions, through their GP.

To find out more about the vaccine, read the answers to frequently asked questions and more, visit Flu Vaccines