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Vaccinate Children as the First Line of Defence Against the Flu

1st Jul 2021

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is calling on parents of children aged 2-12 to get them vaccinated against flu. This will help protect not only them but also those around them, particularly older grandparents or relations with an underlying health condition. Children in particular can increase the spread of the flu virus in the community, but vaccination helps curb this.

To support children’s understanding of the importance of the flu vaccine and to encourage uptake, the PHA has produced an animation for school-aged children that covers what they need to know about the vaccine and how they will receive it.

Please take the time to watch it with your child.