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Protecting your child against flu leaflet

This year, for the first time, healthy children aged 2 and 3 years will be offered the flu vaccine.

At the same time, children aged 2 to 10 in certain areas of the country will also be offered the vaccine. The aim is to vaccinate all children in the country aged from 2 to 16 against flu and these areas of the country are being used to see what is the most practical and acceptable way of achieving this aim. The vaccine will be in the form of a nasal spray that is easily and painlessly administered.

This leaflet describes the vaccination programme, the disease and the vaccine.