Why is the flu vaccination for children important?
Flu is unpredictable. It can be a serious illness that leads to complications like bronchitis and pneumonia, and painful ear infection in children. Children under the age of 5 years old have the highest rate of hospital admission of any age group.
This vaccination is recommended annually to help protect your child against the flu virus.
Since the programme was introduced, most children offered the vaccine in schools have had the immunisation.
If your child becomes wheezy, has a bad attack of asthma, or has started oral steroids for their asthma after you have submitted a consent form, please contact your local immunisation team below.
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