Your child will be leaning and playing with more children when they start their new school and could be at risk of catching preventable diseases if they haven't had all their childhood jabs. You can check your child's Red Book (Personal Child Health Record) or ring your GP if you are unsure if your child has missed any vaccinations. Visit NHS.uk for a checklist of the vaccines and the ages at which they should be given. Contact your GP to arrange any vaccines that your child has missed.
Your child will be offered the nasal flu vaccination every year in primary school and further vaccinations in secondary school.
The children's nasal spray flu vaccine is safe and effective. It's offered every year to children to help protect them against flu. Flu is caused by the influenza virus. It can be a very unpleasant illness for children. It can also lead to serious problems, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
Children can catch and spread flu easily. Vaccinating them also protects others who are vulnerable to flu, such as babies and older people.
You can find out more about the immunisations your child will be offered in school, from the Kent and Medway School-aged Immunisation Team.