This video includes information about the NHS childhood flu vaccination programme and is intended for parents considering flu vaccination for their child. This NHS programme is for all suitable children aged 2 or 3 on 31 August 2018, children in Reception and Years 1-5 and clinically at risk* children aged 2 to 17 years.1
Other cohorts may be included in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. If your child is not suitable for the nasal spray flu vaccine, they may be offered an alternative flu vaccine.
*Clinically at risk includes chronic long-term illness such as heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, neurological disease , asthma and diabetes.
1.Chief Medical Officer. The national flu immunisation programme 2018/2019. March 2018. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694779/Annual_national_flu_programme_2018-2019.pdf