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Flu jabs for 7 month old

(6 Posts)
chewiecat Wed 04-Oct-17 18:02:09

Hi, do I need to get the flu jab for my DS? I know it's not offered by the NHS, but just wondering whether I should get it for him or not? Any thoughts?

SurfingKitten Wed 04-Oct-17 18:06:02

I'm not sure anywhere will give it to him in the UK. Even after the age of two, it is a nasal spray rather than a jab for a few years anyway.

popcorner Wed 04-Oct-17 20:26:32

A child that age would only get a flu vaccine if they were in a clinical risk group - so if they were immunosuppressed, had heart disease or respiratory disease for example. Routine vaccination of otherwise healthy children would start at age 2.

SurfingKitten Wed 04-Oct-17 22:37:19

But popcorner nowhere privately would give to a child that age regardless. Either the child qualifies for the vaccination on the NHS or else there is no other way of getting it until older.

chewiecat Thu 05-Oct-17 07:15:51

Hmm I'm just on the Superdrug website and they say they offer it from 6 months ...

Kueh Thu 05-Oct-17 14:59:59

I was wondering this as I wanted to get my 8 month old vaccinated, I suppose Superdrug wouldn’t offer it from 6 months if it wasn’t safe?

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