This year, General Practices are responsible for offering the flu vaccination to two groups of children under the age of 18:
- Those children born on or between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2017, and
- Those patients under the age of 18 who fall in to an “at risk” category.
Fluenz, the vaccination delivered by nasal spray, has now been made available to General Practices in limited weekly amounts so, whilst appointments for eligible patients under the age of 18 are currently bookable, we can only offer appointments in line with the amount of vaccine that is released to us on a weekly basis.
We recognise that this situation can prove frustrating but, as the circumstances are beyond our control, we very much appreciate your understanding.