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More than 4 million children to be offered flu vaccination

Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England are launching a major campaign to help children and the vulnerable stay well over the winter months.

The Stay Well This Winter campaign (SWTW) launches with the biggest ever flu vaccination programme in England for children. This year the programme is being extended to those in school year 3, offering more than 4 million children protection against flu – around 600,000 more than last year. As well as offering protection to these children aged two to seven years, it will help reduce the spread of this infection to the most vulnerable in the community, particularly younger children, the elderly and those with long-term conditions.