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Walsall Council gets behind school ‘Flu Fighters’ Campaign

  • 7 October 2019
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Walsall Council gets behind school ‘Flu Fighters’ Campaign

‘Flu Fighters’ - is a needle free school programme that starts from Monday 07 October. All primary children from reception age to Year 6 are eligible for the free immunisation administered via a quick and painless nasal spray.  For every consent form signed, children will also receive the free book ‘Flu Fighters versus Chilly, Achy and Snotty’ that explains in simple language why protection is so important.

Councillor Marco Longhi, Portfolio Holder for Public Health said:" The school immunisation programme starts this week and is scheduled to continue for the next couple of months.”

“I would urge parents to please return consent forms quickly, so children can join the Flu Fighters club and receive this important vaccine that helps them stay fit and well.”

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Notes to Editors

  • All Walsall children; from reception age, infant, junior and up to Year 6, at primary level - as well as children in special schools have access to the free flu vaccination at their school.
  •  The vaccine is also available through local GPs to children aged two and three years and  those children aged 11 and over with some long-term health conditions,
  • Adults with long-term health conditions; over 65s, carers and care staff, people in long-stay residential care homes and pregnant women, are also eligible for a free vaccination through their GP or pharmacist.
  • All others can get the vaccine for a small charge from a choice of local pharmacies.
  • For more information https://go.walsall.gov.uk/healthywalsall

 

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