Getting flu is horrible! It can cause a fever, a blocked nose, a sore throat, aches and tiredness. In the most serious cases, it can cause bronchitis and pneumonia.
The nasal spray vaccine is the best defence children have against flu. It’s free, safe and painless too!
Children are ‘super spreaders’ of flu , so help protect you and your family. You will be offered a free nasal spray at school. No nasty needles, it is just a squirt up the nose. The free vaccine helps to protect you and reduces the chance of flu spreading to your friends and family.
In the autumn/winter of 2023 to 2024, the vaccine will be available free on the NHS for eligible children, including:
- Children aged 2 or 3 on 31 August 2023 – that is, children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2021
- All primary school children (reception to year 6)
- All secondary school children (year 7 to 11)
- Children aged 2 to 17 with long-term health conditions