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NASAL INFLUENZA IMMUNISATION INFORMATION
A CEP team will soon travel to offer the nasal spray flu vaccine ‘Fluenz Tetra’ to children. This offers the best protection for children aged 2 to 17 years although they can have the injection if the nasal spray is not suitable. If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years and has a long-term health condition that makes them at higher risk from flu, they’ll be offered an injection instead of the nasal spray because the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2 years.
A parent will need to attend with your child to give information and consent on the day.
Which children are eligible?
• Children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2021 – born between 1 Sep 17 and 31 Aug 19
• All primary school children (reception to year 6)
• All year 7 to year 11 children in secondary school
• Children aged 2 to 17 years with long-term health conditions
Child Immunisation Consent Form
ADULT FLU IMMUNISATION 2021
Having a flu vaccination is particularly important for eligible groups this year because:
• more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic
• if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill
• getting vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 will provide protection for you and those around you for both these serious illnesses.
The adult program in the UK includes those in the following groups and may be obtained in the Host nation system, through the military or FCDO offer locally. This may be offered at the same time as a COVID booster for those who are due both. If you’ve had COVID-19, it’s safe and beneficial to have the flu vaccine as it will help to prevent flu.
Which adults are eligible on the UK program?
• are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
• have certain health conditions
• are pregnant
• are in long-stay residential care
• receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
• live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
• frontline health or social care worker