Sorry to ask what probably sounds like a stupid question but we have been out of the UK for over a year and will be returning permanently in December.
We missed most of the swine flu furore. Was everyone offered the jab or was it just the lederly/pregnant women/children etc? Should I be asking for it for me and dh and/or the dc's? Or has it gone away now?
I'm not sure. I think they ran out of the original supplies once they'd gone through the vulnerable groups, and then by the time they restocked most of the panic was over so no one else really got vaccinated, but that's just an impression.
Thank you! I have been wondering about this for a while as we are going to be back home in the middle of the winter with two young dc's who will be a little low on immunities having lived in a hot country for 18 months.
According to the Department of Health website, this year the standard seasonal flu vaccination includes swine flu.
That is currently recommended for those aged 65 years or over, main carers for an older or disabled person, those with underlying health conditions and pregnant women -- so not for children this year. If swine flu takes off this winter I could see them revising that, though.