Health Information: Flu

Public Health England and NHS England (Cheshire and Merseyside) are encouraging parents of children age two (on August 31, 2017) and three to attend their general practices for the flu nasal spray vaccination this winter.

Flu can be horrible for little children; they have the same symptoms as adults – including fever, chills, aching muscles, headache, stuffy nose, dry cough and sore throat. Some children develop a very high fever or complications of flu, such as bronchitis or pneumonia and may need hospital treatment.

Statistics show that fewer children have been vaccinated against flu than at this time last year.  As the weather gets colder and flu prevalence increases, this could prove dangerous for younger children.

Healthy children under the age of five are more likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than any other age group. We know that if we vaccinate children against flu this also protects their grandparents and other people in the community who are more at risk of developing serious complications.

It’s not too late to have your child vaccinated against flu.  All you need to do is contact your GP practice and ask them about making an appointment to get your child vaccinated.  It is a quick and painless nasal spray and can be done by your practice nurse, healthcare assistant or GP.

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