30th October 2020

Protecting your child from flu, protects adults too

Adults at high risk from flu are also most at risk from coronavirus (COVID-19), and research suggests that the risk of death more than doubles for people who catch both.

So the free flu vaccine is more important than ever to help protect people in Devon from a double threat this winter and ease pressure on the NHS.

People aged 65 and over, those with long-term health conditions and pregnant women will be offered the flu vaccine first through their GP or pharmacy, along with two and three-year-old children.

All primary school children and, for the first time, Year 7 children will be offered the flu ‘nasal spray’ in schools to reduce community transmission.

Vaccinating your child for flu will help protect more vulnerable friends and family.

If you haven’t already done it, don’t forget to complete an online consent form for your child.