2 and 3 year olds

  • Flu can be horrible for young children and they can easily pass it on to those around them who could be vulnerable – even if they don’t show any symptoms.
  • Young children love to play together, which is brilliant, but it also means they can spread flu more easily especially as they can pass it on without even having symptoms.
  • The free flu nasal spray is easier to give to children than the injection, is the best way to protect your child and can prevent the spread of the virus.
  • The free flu nasal spray is easier to give to children than the injection, is the best way to protect your child and can prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Children who get flu 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. Call NHS 111 if you are worried about your child’s symptoms.
  • Vaccinating children can protect both them and those around them who are at high risk of serious complications if they get flu.

Where to get vaccinated

Book your child’s free flu nasal spray at their GP practice.

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We understand that many parents do not want their child to have the nasal spray for religious or philosophical reasons and we are taking steps to make the injectable vaccine available to these families.

When you call up to book your child’s flu vaccine, ask about booking in for an injectable vaccine.