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 2019, children in Reception and years 1-6 and clinically at risk* children aged 2 to 17 years.2,3
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.2
1. Usonis V, et al. BMC Infect Dis. 2010; 10:168.
2. Van-Tam J, Deputy Chief Medical Officer et al. The national flu immunisation programme 2019/20. 22 March 2019. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/788903/Annual_national_flu_programme_2019_to_2020_.pdf
3. Public Health England. The national childhood flu immunisation programme 2019/20. Training for healthcare professionals. London: Public Health England; 2019. https://publichealthengland-immunisati.app.box.com/s/48xi8ezl0lmifo09qiebpsmzsqc0sib6. Accessed: August 2019.