Flu vaccines for children

Flu vaccines for children

All children aged two to 10 years old (age on 31 August 2019) will be offered a nasal spray flu vaccine this autumn to help protect them from flu.

Flu can be very unpleasant for children and some can develop serious complications such as pneumonia and bronchitis. Every year children in Wales need treatment in Intensive Care Units because of flu.

Children are offered the nasal spray vaccine which is a fine mist squirted up the nose. The nasal spray has a very good safety record and millions of doses have been given in the UK. 

Children from 6 months but under 2 years old with a long term health condition are offered a flu vaccine by injection.

Flu vaccination is quick and safe and could prevent weeks of serious illness.