An annual nasal spray flu vaccine is available for all children aged two and three years as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme.
Children born 2.9.2009 – 1.9.2011 (aged 2 and 3 year) will be invited to our flu vaccine clinic for the Nasal spray flu vaccination.
Over time, as the programme rolls out, all children between the ages of two and 16 will be vaccinated against flu each year with the nasal spray.
The vaccine 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 even better than the injected flu vaccine in children.
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. Its brand name is Fluenz.