Pupils’ parents urged to get their children prepared for flu

Flu vaccination
Flu vaccination

Parents of primary school children in Argyll and Bute are being urged to act now to get their children ready to flight flu this winter.

Following last year’s bad flu season health professionals have highlighted the benefits of getting children vaccinated early ahead of winter. Flu vaccination consent forms will be arriving home in school bags this week as the autumn term gets underway, which parents need to return within the seven day window for their child to be vaccinated.

Scotland’s deputy chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith said: “Flu can result in even healthy children being hospitalised. The vaccine remains the best way to protect your child against flu.”

See www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/get-ready-for-flu.