The immunisation team now have a link to their services which provides information to schools and parents regarding their vaccination programmes and further information regarding the vaccines that are given to children.
For any further information regarding the vaccination programme you can contact the Immunisation team at the following address:-
Safe Care Lead (PHSN)
Hutton Health Suite
John Willie Sams Centre
Nasal flu immunisations primary schools (reception – year 6 in mainstream schools and reception – year 13 in Special Schools)
Flu can be very unpleasant for children. They have the same symptoms as adults and some children develop a very high fever or complications of flu such as pneumonia. They may need hospital treatment, and very occasionally a child may die from flu. For children with long-term health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease or lung disease, getting flu can be very serious as they are more at risk of developing serious complications.
The flu vaccine for children is needle-free and given as a single dose of nasal spray squirted up each nostril. It has few side effects and, due to its properties, works better than the injectable vaccine. It’s quick and painless and will mean your child is less likely to become ill if they come into contact with the flu virus. Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has produced a child friendly video you can watch here. You can also find further information on the NHS website here.