FSJ News Updates,
Primary school children throughout the region will be offered the flu vaccine this term.
Children in Southampton, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth are offered vaccinations by the Solent NHS Trust School Aged Immunization Service.
The vaccine will be in the form of a nasal spray, which the service says is safe, effective and offers the best protection for children.
The Immunization Service will be in contact with schools in the area to arrange vaccinations.
Parents and guardians may complete the electronic consent process prior to the session.
Deputy head nurse Angela Anderson said: “Flu can be an unpleasant illness for children.
“Not only does vaccinating children help protect them from the disease and allow them to stay in school, it also helps prevent them passing the flu on to older relatives and the more vulnerable who may suffer complications.”
If students are unable to attend school meetings, they will have other opportunities to receive the vaccine at other locations.
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