PLEASE NOTE due to incredibly high demand our flu vaccination waiting lists for both adult and child vaccinations are NOW FULL for this year 2020.
We offer you:
* Quick and easy service
* Relaxed environment of our private GP surgery
* Safe and effective vaccine- covers 4 strains of the flu virus- both nasal and injection.
* Evening and weekend appointments
* Doctor(our GP Dr Sarah Wells)administers all vaccines
£40 per vaccine (inclusive of consultation fee)- children and adults from 3 years and up.
For children/adolescents from 24 months to 17 years.
£55 per dose (inclusive of consultation fee)
When to delay giving the nasal spray vaccine
Children should have their nasal spray flu vaccination delayed if they:
- have a runny or blocked nose
- are wheezy
If a child has a heavily blocked or runny nose, it might stop the vaccine getting into their system. In this case, their flu vaccination should be postponed until their nasal symptoms have cleared up.
If a child is wheezy or has been wheezy in the past week, their vaccination should be postponed until they have been wheeze-free for at least three days.
How is the nasal spray flu vaccine given?
The vaccine is given as a single spray squirted up each nostril. Not only is it needle-free – a big advantage for children – the nasal spray is quick, painless, and works even better than the injected flu vaccine.
The vaccine is absorbed very quickly. It will still work even if, after the vaccination, your child develops a runny nose, sneezes or blows their nose.
Are there any children who should not have the nasal spray flu vaccine?
There are a few children who should avoid the nasal spray flu vaccine.
The vaccine is not recommended for children who have:
- a severely weakened immune system
- severe egg allergy
- severe asthma – that is, those being treated with steroid tablets or high-dose inhaled steroids
- an allergy to any of the vaccine ingredients, such as neomycin
How safe is the flu vaccine for children?
The flu vaccine for children has a good safety record. In the UK, millions of children have been vaccinated safely and successfully.
What are the side effects of the flu vaccine for children?
The nasal spray flu vaccine has very few side effects – the main one is getting a runny nose after vaccination for a few days.