Update: Child Nasal Flu Vaccination (04 Nov 2019)

Published: Monday 04 Nov 2019

Child Nasal Flu Vaccination

Child Nasal Flu Vaccination

There continues to be a UK-wide issue in the supply of the nasal flu vaccine for children aged 2-17.

Due to the limited availability of the nasal flu vaccine, NHS Fife is prioritising vaccination for younger children and young people with underlying health conditions, who are at greatest risk of the effects of the virus.

Earlier this week we informed all schools in Fife that the nasal flu vaccination programme would continue as planned for all children in Primary 1-3 and would be postponed for those in Primary 4-7, with mop up clinics offered to those children once the vaccine supply issue has been resolved.

A small improvement in the availability of the nasal flu vaccine has enabled us to now offer vaccination to all children in Fife in Primary 1–4.

This supply issue continues to affect only the nasal flu vaccine offered to children – the adult flu vaccination programme is unaffected and continues to operate as normal.

For more information, visit: www.nhsfife.org/childflu 

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