Year 7 children to be offered flu nasal spray

For the first time, Year 7 children will be offered the flu ‘nasal spray’, in addition to all primary school.

Two- and three-year-olds meanwhile will be offered the vaccine through their GP.

This follows a major flu jab drive, as new research from Public Health England (PHE) suggests the risk of death more than doubled for people who tested positive for both flu and COVID-19, compared to those with COVID-19 alone.

The vaccine drive will be supported by a scaled-up marketing campaign across TV, radio and digital advertising. The ‘Just’ The Flu campaign, launching in early October, will reinforce the seriousness of flu, urge people to re-evaluate their own risk to the virus and remind people that vaccination is the best protection for themselves and those around them.

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