Stay flu safe this winter
With summer over and flu season ahead, Warwickshire County Council is reminding schools of the importance of supporting the schools-based immunisation programme.
All children in reception and years 1-6 are eligible for the free flu vaccine, which helps to protect them from contracting the virus and spreading this in school and at home.
Despite a number of myths surrounding the flu vaccine, we know that the vaccines used are safe, effective and really are the best protection against flu during the peak months of the virus, view our myth busting poster here
Flu is an unpredictable virus and can be severe for some people, including adults aged 65 years and over, pregnant women and anyone with underlying health conditions, such as long-term heart or respiratory disease. The national flu immunisation programme aims to provide direct protection to those who are at higher risk of flu-associated illness and death.
You will have received information from NHSE regarding the immunisation programme and we thank you for your continued support.
For more information about the vaccine, you can find out more on this poster.