The School Health Team visited Lowerplace yesterday to administer the nasal spray flu vaccine to those children whose parents had given permission. They all went home with a certificate to say they’ve had it.
The vaccine is recommended for all children aged two to four, as well as children in Reception, Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 of primary school. If your child didn’t have the vaccine in school, please speak to your pharmacist or GP to arrange their vaccination.
IntraHealth have given us information on the Live Fluenz Vaccine that was administered:
Like all medicines, Fluenz can cause side effects, but not everyone gets them:
Very Common: runny/stuffy nose, reduced appetite, tiredness, headache
Common: fever, muscle aches
Uncommon: rash, nosebleed, allergic reactions
If your child has a mild fever following the Fluenz vaccine, this is a normal reaction to a vaccination. If you have significant concerns please contact your GP/Out Of Hours Service
You can find more information about the children’s flu vaccine at the NHS website HERE.