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Children’s flu immunisation programme 2013 to 2014

Additional information for healthcare professionals on the extension of the flu immunisation programme to healthy children for 2013 to 2014.

Detail

There are 2 elements to the children’s flu immunisation programme this year:

  • a routine offer of vaccination to all 2 and 3 year olds (but not 4 years or older) on 1 September 2013
  • geographical pilots for 4 to 10 year olds (up to and including pupils in school year 6)

Extending the flu programme to all children will involve considerable planning and work in order to obtain a high level of uptake. For this reason, the programme will be rolled out over a number of seasons and will include pilots, allowing Public Health England and NHS England time to find out the most effective way of implementing it.

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