Flu

Protecting your child against flu

Read the latest NHS guidance on flu vaccinations for children.

 It is recommended that the flu vaccine be given to:

  • All two-,three- and four-year-old children, including all children in reception years (the vaccine is usually given at your general practice)
  • All children in school years 1,2 and 3 (the vaccine will be provided at school through the Community Immunisation Team)

Catch up clinics

The following catch up clinics will be held by the Community Immunisation Team for children in school years 1,2 and 3 who were either absent at their school session or did not return a consent form. An appointment is not required, but as it is a walk in you may be required to wait.

These clinics are not for those who already have a forthcoming school session booked. Please note absentees in special schools will be revisited.

St John's Therapy Centre

  • Date: Every Wednesday until 18 January 2017
  • Time: 3 to 6.30pm
  • Location: St John's Therapy Centre, 162 St John's Hill, SW11, 1SW (entrance A, first floor reception)

Balham Health Centre

  • Date: Every Saturday until 21 January (except Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve)
  • Time: 9am to 12 noon
  • Location: Balham Health Centre, 120 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HS

5 reasons to get your child vaccinated

  1. The nasal spray helps protect against flu, has been give to millions of children worldwide and has an excellent safety record.
  2. The nasal vaccine is painless and easy to have.
  3. Flu can be really serious, especially for children with medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
  4. If you child gets flu you may have to take time off to look after them.
  5. Protecting your child can stop flu spreading to other children and the family, especially babies and grandparents, who may be at higher risk from flu.

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