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Child Flu vaccines available now! Book an appointment now on 01443 812979
Posted on 4 Dec 2019
Flu can be very unpleasant for children. They have the same symptoms as adults – including fever, chills, aching muscles, headache, stuffy nose, dry cough and sore throat lasting up to a week.
The nasal spray flu vaccine will not only help to protect your child from getting flu, it also helps stop the disease spreading from them to their family, friends and the wider population.
Children are good at spreading flu, because they tend to sneeze everywhere and often don't use tissues properly or wash their hands enough. Vaccinating them may also protect others that are vulnerable to flu such as babies, older people, pregnant women and people with long-term illnesses.
The flu vaccine for children is given as a nasal spray squirted up each nostril. Not only is it needle-free (a big advantage for children), the nasal spray works better for children than the flu vaccine injection.
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.
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