A series of drop-in clinics is being held to help make sure as many Wandsworth schoolchildren as possible are inoculated against flu.
The catch-up sessions are for people who want their children to get the vaccine, but who missed the school sessions.An appointment is not necessary, but there may be a wait. Your child does not need to attend if they are booked in for an upcoming school session.
The sessions will be held on November 23, November 30, December 7 and December 14 between 3pm and 6.30pm at St John’s Therapy Centre, 162 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SW. Go to entrance A, and then the first floor reception
If your child attends a special school and missed their inoculation you will be offered another by the immunisation team at your school.
The children’s flu vaccination comes in the form of a nasal spray. Children aged between 2-4 years can also get their flu vaccine at their GP practice.
Young children, like other at risk groups, are very vulnerable to flu. Children are more likely to spread flu to others, so protecting children from flu helps you to protect the whole family and the wider community
Sonny Angus, who goes to Holy Ghost School, won the council’s Be A Flu Hero poster competition, and his winning entry (avove) will go up around the borough to encourage residents to get their children vaccinated.