Flu is caused by the influenza virus. Children can catch and spread flu easily and it can be a very unpleasant illness for them. Flu will often get better on its own, but it can make some people seriously ill and lead to problems, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

The children’s nasal spray flu vaccine is safe and effective, it does not cause flu. It’s offered every year to children to help protect them against flu, click here for more information. Immunising them also protects others who are vulnerable to flu, such as babies and older people.

In addition to the nasal spray, we offer the flu injection to those for whom the nasal spray is not suitable.