Do you think your child has swine flu?


Dirty BertieDo they have a high temperature (38°C or above), and two or more of the following symptoms?
  • Cough or shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aching muscles
  • Chills
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhoea/vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Limb or joint pain
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
If so, please do not bring them in. Please take your child home and contact either:

The National Pandemic Flu Service
Tel: 0800 1 513 100
Minicom: 0800 1 513 200

OR your GP if
  • Your child is under 12 months old
  • Your child has underlying health problems
  • Their condition is getting worse after five days
  • Their condition suddenly gets much worse at any time
Swine flu is generally mild and most people recover at home.

Check your symptoms, using the NHS Direct flu symptom checker

Latest swine flu information from the NHS here

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