Children's flu vaccine overview
The children's flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to young children to help protect them against flu.
Flu can be a very unpleasant illness for children, with potentially serious complications, including bronchitis and pneumonia.
At what age should children have the nasal spray flu vaccine?
In the autumn/winter of 2019/20, the vaccine will be available free on the NHS for eligible children, including:
- children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019 – that is, children born between 1 September2015 and 31 August 2017
- all primary school children
- children aged 2 to 17 with long-term health conditions
Who will give the children's flu vaccination?
- Children aged 2 and 3 will be given the vaccination at their general practice, usually by the practice nurse.
- Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on 31 August 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
- Primary school children will be offered their vaccination in school.
for more information visit NHS website