Children’s Flu Vaccination/Nasal

The children’s nasal spray flu vaccine is safe and effective. It’s offered every year to children to help protect them against flu.

Flu is caused by the influenza virus. It can be a very unpleasant illness for children. It can also lead to serious problems, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

Children can catch and spread flu easily. Vaccinating them also protects others who are vulnerable to flu, such as babies and older people.

Where to have the flu vaccine

Child’s ageWhere to have the flu vaccine
From 6 months until 2 years
(with long-term condition)
GP surgery
From 2 years until child
starts primary school
GP surgery
All children at primary schoolSchool
Year 7 to year 11 secondary school childrenSchool
Children in reception to year 11
(with long-term condition)
School or GP surgery
Home-schooled children
(same ages as reception to year 11)
Community clinic

Please contact the surgery on 0191 496 3770 to book your child’s flu vaccination/nasal.

Government have announced we are moving into the delay phase of #COVID19. This means, if you have a new cough OR a high temperature (37.8 degrees or higher), but generally feel well, you do not need to contact anybody. You do need to self isolate for 7 days.

We expect the NHS to be exceptionally busy in the coming days and weeks. If you have serious symptoms that you cannot manage at home or persist longer than 7 days, please go to NHS 111 online, or call 111 if you cannot go online.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit http://nhs.uk/coronavirus.