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Child flu vaccine pilots announced for second year

 

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Child flu vaccine pilots announced for second year

More than 700,000 healthy school-aged children across England are to be offered a free flu vaccination for the winter, as the successful child flu vaccine pilot programme launched in 2013 by Public Health England (PHE) enters its second year.

In 2013 to 2014 vaccinations were offered to primary school-aged children in a cross-section of urban, rural and inner city settings. New for this year, there will also be further pilots for children in years 7 and 8 (aged around 11 to 13 years) in selected secondary schools around the country. More ....