Son's flu was 'awful', says mother as vaccination drive starts
A mother of a three-year-old boy has described the terrible moments when he got flu last winter.
Claire Sumner, 41, from Leeds, said her son Noah suddenly went downhill one night and started thrashing around in bed as his temperature soared.
"I was worried about meningitis or that he would start having convulsions. It was awful," she recalled.
Claire was reliving her concerns as health officials in England launch the annual winter flu vaccination campaign.
She said that at one point that night she almost took Noah to hospital, but once she had got his temperature down she waited... read more
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