Give children flu spray so they don't infect grandma: NHS warns parents that youngsters are 'super-spreaders of the disease after just one in five take up offer of free vaccination
Children should receive flu vaccines to stop them infecting their grandparents at Christmas parties, the NHS advised yesterday.
Infants and those in primary schools are ‘super-spreaders’ of the illness, bosses said.
All children up to the age of nine are entitled to a free vaccination given as a nasal spray.
But uptake has been low so far this year. Fewer than one in five of eligible children – or just 18 per cent – have been vaccinated.
With less than a month before Christmas, experts said children should be vaccinated to protect the elderly and others who are vulnerable.
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