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The flu vaccine is offered to all children in Scotland aged template 25 years (and not yet in school) at their GP practice (children must be aged 2 years or above on 1 September 2017 to be eligible). It is also offered to all primary school children at school.
Primary school children - Look out for the consent form in your child's school bag.
Please make sure you answer all the questions on the consent form and return it to school as soon as possible.
Consent form guidance is available to help you complete the form.
Questions and answers: Facts about flu, flu is very infectious and can be serious. Even healthy children can become seriously ill from flu and can spread it to family, friends and others.
Flu can lead to complications that may result in hospitalisation or even death. Every year in Scotland, children are hospitalised for the treatment of flu or its complications. The flu vaccine helps protect your child against flu and reduces the chance of them spreading the virus to others.
The vaccine doesnt cause flu.
What is flu like for children?
Flu is a virus; it spreads quickly and can infect children and adults very easily. It causes an unpleasant illness which can be serious.
It may lead to days spent ill in bed rather than being at school or doing day-to-day activities.