Flu Vaccine for Children

November 23rd, 2020

Did you know children aged 2 to 12 can get the nasal flu vaccine for free?

Influenza (flu) is a very infectious illness caused by the flu virus. Flu spreads easily and infects both children and adults.

Children are more likely than adults to get severe complications of flu.

Children who are sick with flu miss days in crèche, childcare and school. They also miss out on their usual activities such as hobbies and sports.

Children aged 2 to 12 can get the nasal flu vaccine for free.

The flu vaccine will help protect your child against flu and reduce the spread of flu to others. For example their brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents.

For further information, please see the HSE website.

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