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Inactivated Flu Vaccine Letter

School Age Immunisations Team

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Inactivated Flu Vaccine now available

We are now able to offer the Inactivated flu immunisation to children from Reception – Year 7 who are unable to accept porcine products. The immunisation is given by injection in to the upper arm and does not contain pig derived products. If you would like your child to receive this vaccination please contact us to arrange an appointment at one of our community based clinics on 01275 373104.

Flu can be an unpleasant illness and sometimes causes serious complications such as middle ear infections and bronchitis. Vaccinating children not only protects them, but also protects others that are vulnerable to flu – such as babies, older people, pregnant women and people with serious long-term illnesses. Receiving the flu vaccine has historically reduced sickness levels in schools and workplaces

COVID-19 and flu

Flu vaccination is one of the most effective interventions we have to reduce pressure on the health and social care system this winter. We are currently seeing the impact of COVID-19 on the NHS and social care, and this coming winter we may be faced with the circulation of both COVID-19 and flu. Those most at risk from flu are also most vulnerable to COVID-19. We must do all we can to help protect them this winter.

Yours faithfully,

Immunisation Team