Am having some trouble understanding why it is that 2-3 year olds can receive the flu vaccine (nasal spray) but a 4 yr old cannot? Does it mean that a 4 yr olds immune system is more advanced than a 3 yr old? Also I live in Hampshire and am struggling to find a private clinic or GP surgery that will let me pay to get my 4 yr old have the vaccine, does anyone know of any places that offer this service to a healthy 4 yr old? I believe that the NHS are offering this vaccine to children who are over 3 in some areas of the country but don't understand why this is. Perhaps another question of putting a price on children's lives! Apologies for the rant but am slightly fed up of being told No!
Think they are just starting to roll it out. Areas older ones being vaccinated are, i think, being used as a comparison to see the cost benefit (harsh, but thats how the NHS work). Have you looked at traditional flu vaccs for your 4 year old? NHS prioritise, so elderly, immune compromised, lung issues etc, but work have just offered us all one, and I think I saw ASDA offering them for £7.shot. Don't know if they would take a 4 yr old? Boots may also do flu clinics?
Our surgery offered DS (who will be 4 in Dec) either the nasal spray or the jab. The nurse advised that the jab was more effective, so that's what I chose. DS is an ordinary healthy child so I'm assuming that our surgery was offering it to all kids on its books. But I don't know the details!