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What are the benefits of the vaccine?
Having the vaccine will help protect the child from what can be a very nasty illness and reduce the chance of others in their family and friends from getting it.
What vaccine is being offered?
Children will be offered Fluenz Tetra, a nasal spray. It is quick and painless to administer and since it does not require an injection, it is more acceptable to children and parents alike.
Is the vaccine safe?
The nasal spray helps protect against flu, has been given to millions of children worldwide and has an excellent safety record.
Are there any children who shouldn’t have the nasal vaccine?
Also, children who have been vaccinated should avoid close contact with people with very severely weakened immune systems for around two weeks following vaccination because there’s an extremely remote chance that the vaccine virus may be passed to them. Alternatively, your child may be able to have an injected vaccine instead.
Are there any side-effects of the vaccine?
Side effects are uncommon but may include a runny or blocked nose, headache, general tiredness and some loss of appetite.
Less common – Fever and muscle aches.
Uncommon – Rash, nose bleed or an allergic reaction.
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