According to the health body, the primary schools-based flu vaccination programme is once again underway – this follows a temporary pause in the ordering of the nasal vaccine, which was caused by delays from the manufacturer.
Primary school clinics will be rescheduled as soon as possible and children in high risk groups should visit their GP if their school session has been delayed, to ensure that they are protected early.
As Dr Pixie McKenna, Superdrug’s Health & Wellbeing Ambassador, points out, in addition to getting children vaccinated, teacher and parents, who are more exposed to picking up the flu, must also take the precautionary measure.
She said: “Getting the flu jab is important for looking after others too, especially if you’re a carer looking after an elderly relative who could have a lower immune system, or in a career where you’re more exposed to picking up the flu such as teachers, or parents looking after young children.”
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