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  • Writer's pictureHealthwatch Southend

NHS to roll out flu vaccines for children from September 2023


School aged children will be able to get the flu vaccine at school or at community clinics, and those with long term health conditions can also get the vaccine at GP surgeries. Children aged two and three years will be able to get an appointment with their GP practice; please enquire at your registered GP practice for more information.


The NHS winter flu and covid-19 vaccination programme provides vital protection to those eligible and their families over winter, keeping people from developing serious illnesses, and helping to minimise hospitalisations during busy winter months.


The NHS will start by prioritising flu vaccinations for children, to prevent children from getting seriously ill from flu and ending up hospital, and to break the chain of transmission of the virus to the wider population.


The programme in Southend City is being coordinated by the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) Children's Immunisation and Vaccination team in Essex



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