As part of the national flu programme, the flu vaccine will be offered routinely to all children aged 2 to 4 years of age. It will also be offered to children in areas where the programme is being piloted.
The groups eligible for flu vaccination in 2014 to 2015 are:
those aged 65 years and over
those aged 6 months to under 65 in clinical risk groups
people in long stay residential homes
all 2, 3 and 4 year olds
primary school-aged children, in 7 geographical pilots that started in 2013 to 2014
children in years 7 and 8 (11 to 12 years old) in around 12 new pilots