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Protecting your child against flu leaflet

Flu vaccination information for parents of 2 and 3 year old children and those living in areas offering the flu vaccination to pre and primary-school-aged children.

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This year, for the first time, healthy children aged 2 and 3 years, will be offered the flu vaccine. At the same time, children aged 2 to 10 in certain areas of the country will also be offered the vaccine. The aim is to vaccinate all children in the country aged from 2 to 16 against flu and these areas of the country are being used to see what is the most practical and acceptable way of achieving this aim. The vaccine will be in the form of a nasal spray that is easily and painlessly administered.

This leaflet, which describes the vaccination programme, the disease and the vaccine, has been revised to include information about gelatin in the nasal flu vaccine and a few other minor editorial changes and updates. Printed copies will be available in due course.

Published 15 August 2013
Last updated 15 November 2013 + show all updates
  1. The second paragraph on the detail section has been updated.
  2. First published.