The Community and School-Aged Immunisation Service (CSAIS) providers are currently visiting all primary schools in the region to offer flu vaccination to children in Years reception to 6 (aged 4 to 10 years on 31 August 2022).
If a child misses a school session, either because they were off on the day of visit or they are not attending school for any reason, parents/carers should be advised to contact the CSAIS provider directly to arrange for vaccination in a scheduled community clinic.
Any child or young person who is in a clinical risk group is eligible to get the flu vaccination at their GP practice and should be advised to contact their GP directly.
Visits to secondary schools have been provisionally scheduled for later in the year pending vaccine supply.
Contact details for CSAIS providers to be shared with parents/carers to access flu vaccination for 4-10 year olds:
Norfolk: 0300 555 5055- option 2, or email [email protected]
Suffolk: 0300 555 5055- option 3, or email [email protected]
Cambridgeshire: 0300 555 5055- option 4, or email [email protected]
Essex: 0300 790 0597, or email [email protected]
Hertfordshire: 0300 555 5055- option 1, or email [email protected]
Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes: 0300 790 0594, or email [email protected]
All 2 and 3 year olds, not in a clinically at-risk group (born on or after 1 September 2018 and on or before 31 August 2020) should also be advised to contact their GP practice for their flu vaccination.
Flu vaccination: who should have it this winter and why
The flu vaccination: who should have it and why (print version)
This guidance explains to patients how they can help protect themselves and their children against flu this winter. It includes information for children, eligible adults and pregnant women, and details why it’s very important that people at increased risk from flu, or who care for someone vulnerable, to have their free vaccination every year.
Paper copies of this leaflet are available free to order or download in the following languages:
English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional, Cantonese), Estonian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Yiddish and Yoruba.
An English large print version is available to order.
A Braille version of this leaflet is available to order.