Flu vaccine

Children’s flu vaccine is offered by the NHS every year in autumn or early winter.

It is recommended for children aged two or three years, school aged children (Reception to Year 11) and children aged six months to 17 years with certain long-term health conditions.

Some children will receive the vaccine as a nasal spray and some will require the injectable vaccine. The vaccinator will explain what is required and why.

Measles, mumps and rubella

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine booster for children aged three years and four months (first dose given at 12-13 months).

Pre-school booster

This is given to children aged three years and four months. It can be given at the same time as the MMR. This protects against four serious diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), and polio. 

Clinically vulnerable children

Children aged six months to four-years-old, who are at increased risk from Covid-19, can have a Covid-19 vaccine. Local NHS services (such as your GP practice) will invite eligible children for their vaccinations and arrange their appointments. 

Where to have the vaccines

Your child(ren) will receive these from your GP practice, If you do not receive an invite please phone your practice.