This year all healthy children aged 2 years to 11 years old in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will be offered a vaccination against flu. Children in school years 1-6 inclusive will be offered the nasal flu vaccine in school. Children aged 2-4 years old will be offered an appointment at their GP surgery. Some children due to their existing health needs will be unable to have the nasal flu spray, however the injectable flu vaccine may be offered as an alternative in school. It is important that your child’s consent form is fully completed so that the nurse can assess which is the appropriate flu vaccine to offer.
Find out more about the nasal flu vaccination programme: