Primary school children in Lichfield and Burntwood to be offered flu vaccination

Pupils in primary schools across Lichfield and Burntwood will be able to receive their flu vaccinations over the coming weeks.

Staffordshire County Council has confirmed that students in years one, two and three will be offered the nasal spray.

Alan White

Cllr Alan White

Cllr Alan White, Cabinet member for health, said it was important youngsters were protected.

“Schools are a hot bed for viruses like flu which can spread like wild fire and really affect children,” he said. “Younger ones will suffer more with symptoms than healthier adults should they catch flu, so it’s important we protect them.

“Not only are we keeping children safe, but also their families and the community as a whole. The nasal spray makes the whole process much easier and no needles means parents and children have nothing to fear.

“We also want to reminded parents that once you have the nasal spray you’re not protected for life and just like viruses change each year so do vaccinations, that’s why it’s important to get your little ones vaccinated every year.”

Staff from the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust will be visiting schools to administer the nasal flu vaccine.

More information on when each school will be holding vaccination sessions is available from the individual schools directly.

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