Keep your family protected from the flu virus this winter

Flu can be horrible for children and if they get it, they can spread it around the whole family. It can also lead to complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

For children aged 2 – 8, the flu vaccine is not an injection, just a quick nasal spray.  Children aged 2 and 3 will receive the nasal spray at their local surgery, while children in reception and years 1,2,3 and 4 will receive it at school.  There is more information about the children’s flu vaccine on the NHS Choices website. Pregnant women should also be vaccinated to protect them and their baby, so if you’re pregnant do speak to your midwife.

There are a lot of myths surrounding the flu vaccine which can put some people off having it.  To combat wrong information, the NHS has put together the top 10 myths and the truth behind them.

Find out more about the Children’s Flu Vaccine