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Free nasal spray flu vaccinations for young children

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FREE nasal spray flu vaccinations are now being offered in Warrington to children aged two and three.

Parents are being urged to protect their children from flu this winter by taking them to their GP practice to receive the free nasal spray vaccination.

Flu can be serious for young children and the vaccine helps protect children against flu and other serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

If you have a child aged two or three you will be contacted directly by your GP practice to arrange an appointment. Primary school children will also receive the free nasal spray vaccination in school if they haven’t already.

Flu can be a very unpleasant for children as they can develop more serious complications. It’s important that steps are taken early to avoid the spread of flu over the winter months. Parents who have children aged two and three should respond to the invite from their GP practice and get the vaccination done as early as possible. For young children, the nasal spray vaccine is a quick, painless and effective way to be protected without the need for injections.

Children can act as ‘super spreaders’ of flu, so they can easily pass it on to family, friends and others. The free nasal spray vaccination can help protect your child from flu and also reduce the chance of flu spreading to others.

Don’t put off taking your child to get the flu vaccine. For more information on how to receive the free flu vaccine, contact your GP practice or visit nhs.uk/flu

 

 

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