Protect your children from flu

If you have children aged two, three or four, don’t put off taking them for their free flu vaccination. Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children as they suffer the same symptoms as adults including fever, chills and aching muscles.

Children aged 2-4 years are now eligible for the free flu vaccination. This is given as a nasal spray which is a quick, effective and painless alternative to the injection.

Protecting children can stop the flu from spreading to other children they may come into contact with and to the rest of the family, in particular to grandparents, who may be at particular risk from flu. Even though last year was the first year a nasal spray vaccination for children was available, encouragingly 40% of eligible children in England were vaccinated against flu during the 2013/14 season.

For more information, speak to your GP or local pharmacist, or visit

Published: 09/10/2014