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Surgery refusing to give my 2 year old a flu vaccine. Is that correct?

(18 Posts)
dance621 Thu 27-Oct-16 12:53:47

Both my wife and i have called our local surgery to ask if our 2 year old can have a flu vaccine. They told us both that they only give jnder 2s vaccines and at risk over 2s. I find this hard to believe. Their own webpage says it is important for under 5s to have vacci es every year

https://www.nhs.uk/staywell/parent-of-a-2-to-4-year-old#07ssJJV9O7Gmcw70.97

I want to make a huge fuss but thought i better check facts first. Thanks

BossWitch Thu 27-Oct-16 12:55:50

My 2 and a half year old was given the flu vaccine, no reason for her to be classed as at risk as far as I know.

Whyhellodaffodil Thu 27-Oct-16 12:56:41

We had a letter from the health board offering our 3 year old the flu spray a month ago - no restrictions here (Wales)

OhFuds Thu 27-Oct-16 12:57:15

I've had a letter to take my 2.5yr old for her flu vaccine.

Screamer1 Thu 27-Oct-16 12:57:22

Mine says the other way round confusedso only at risk under 2s.

My 2 year old has his this morning

SissySpacekAteMyHamster Thu 27-Oct-16 12:57:39

My 7 year old is being given it through school. She isn't high risk.

Eyre89 Thu 27-Oct-16 13:00:20

www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/child-flu-vaccine.aspx

This is the NHS information for the flu spray

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Thu 27-Oct-16 13:00:22

Well the NHS tv advert that's airing in my area (South Warwickshire but it may well be a national advert) is stating all 2 ,3 & 4 year olds can go to gp surgery to get it. For 4yo in reception up to y3 it's taking place in schools.

Eyre89 Thu 27-Oct-16 13:01:59

Posted too soon sorry missed your link but your two year old should have it based on their website.

Mine did, did you show them the website?

dance621 Thu 27-Oct-16 13:02:10

This is the same surgery (boundary house in bracknell) that told me i cant have a vasectomy under the nhs becuase "birth control for men isnt as important for men as women". Which i am pretty sure is also inaccurate info. It is the receptionists giving me this info.

Eyre89 Thu 27-Oct-16 13:04:25

My surgery had a flu clinic day just for children. Can you ask to speak to the practice management?

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Thu 27-Oct-16 13:08:32

Well how dare you take responsibility for birth control hmm

Could you switch surgeries?

Maybe see if there's a drop in clinic near you that's doing the nasal sprays?

polkadotdelight Thu 27-Oct-16 13:14:16

My surgery has a sign givingbthe dates on the NHS website so although DS is 2 now he was 23 months on 31st Aug and so not eligible.

LetsSplashMummy Thu 27-Oct-16 13:16:00

There is a cut off date - if he has only just turned 2 (since 1st Sept) then he is eligible from next year.

polkadotdelight Thu 27-Oct-16 13:19:22

To be honest if he was old enough to understand the prospect of a nasal vaccine he would be bouncing with glee that he fell a month short this year.

FrayedHem Thu 27-Oct-16 13:26:11

They had to be 2 as of 31 August to be eligible.

dance621 Thu 27-Oct-16 13:32:42

Yup, i phoned again and clarified. The receptionist had given the wrong infomation. The reason he is not eligible is because he is too young. Not too old. At risk under 2s not at risk over 2s. Nhs receprionists! Top of my "reprogramming" initiative list when i become president.

Nineteentothedozen Thu 27-Oct-16 13:35:42

I got a phone call to book my 2.5 yo old in,no health issues!

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