Oxford,
04
December
2019
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12:52
Europe/London

Free nasal spray vaccination for young children

Parents in Oxfordshire are being urged to have their young children vaccinated against the flu this winter.

Children aged two and three can have a free, quick and painless NHS nasal spray vaccine at their GP surgery.

In addition, primary school children in Oxfordshire can have the nasal spray vaccine via the school nurse service.

Dr Ed Capo-Bianco, Clinical Locality Director at Oxfordshire CCG, said; “Flu can be serious for young children, so help protect them from the illness with one simple nasal spray. It is free, fast and painless. Children are also super-spreaders of the flu; by vaccinating them we can reduce the risk of transmission to frail older people and those in ‘at risk’ groups.

Ed said: “I also urge parents or carers to give consent for their child to have the nasal spray flu vaccine if they are attending primary school.”

For more information on the NHS flu vaccine visit: https://www.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/