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Nasal Flu Vaccination programme

Almost all children will be able to have the vaccine as a nasal spray (up the nose), which is a quick and painless process. Serious side effects are uncommon but many children can develop a runny or blocked nose, headache, some tiredness or loss of appetite that lasts for a short period.

For further information about the flu vaccination please see protecting your child against flu.

Click the E-consent image to complete a consent form, which must be submitted no later than two working days before the session date.

Please use the unique code provided by your child’s school. If you experience any problems accessing the form, contact your local Immunisation team and they will be happy to help.

If you decide you do not wish your child to receive the vaccine against flu, please submit the form and indicate that you do not consent. This will enable us to update your child’s immunisation record.

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.

For flu FAQs click here.

Five reasons to have your child vaccinated against flu

School Age Immunisation team contact details:

South East (Havant, Fareham, Gosport):
South West (Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Romsey, New Forest):
North East (Aldershot, Farnham, Rushmoor, Hart) & East Hampshire:
North West (Andover, Winchester and Basingstoke):
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