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Featured Thursday, Feb 13 2020

NHS commissioners invite slough parents of children aged 2-11 to take part in short Flu survey

NHS commissioners are inviting parents of children aged between 2 and 11 years old in Slough to take part in a short flu survey.

Each year, commissioners in East Berkshire join forces with partner agencies to try and protect people from flu, especially those more at risk of developing serious complications such as people aged 65 and over; pregnant women; and young children. These groups are all eligible for a free flu vaccination on the NHS.

Whilst the uptake of the vaccine is generally good in many of the groups and in line with national averages, Slough, has always seen a lower uptake of the children’s flu immunisation than other local areas. Despite local efforts to address this, there have been no significant changes over the years.

As a result, the partnership has launched a short survey to explore the potential reasons for the lower uptake of the flu vaccine in children in Slough, specifically aimed at parents of children aged between 2 and 11 years old.

Click here to access the survey which will open on 13 February 2020 – 26 March 2020.

The children’s flu vaccine is a quick and painless nasal spray given either at a GP surgery or in primary school.