Babies will require routine vaccinations from 2 months of age onwards. The routine vaccinations offered are important for the child’s health because they will protect them from a variety of serious diseases such as measles, mumps, polio and some bacterial infections that can cause meningitis as well as others.
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Young Child and School-aged Flu Vaccination
For more information about child vaccines visit Flu Fighters.
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.
Your child's GP or school should contact you about getting them vaccinated before the winter.
The vaccine is given as a spray squirted once up each nostril. Not only is it needle-free – a big advantage for children – the nasal spray is quick, painless, and works even better than the injected flu vaccine. A video of the spray vaccine being administered can be seen below. The nasal spray flu vaccine has very few side effects – the most common side effect is getting a runny nose for a few days following vaccination.
Here you can find information about the Young Child and School-aged Flu Vaccination programme.
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