Posted: December 17 2019
Hertfordshire school age children getting immunised against the flu virus
Click on this image above to hear why parents across Hertfordshire have decided to get their free nasal spray immunisation for their children. The kids also tell us just how simple and pain-free the process is - just a simple "tickle" up the nose!
According to Public Health England, hospitalisation due to flu is currently ten times higher nationally, than in the same week last year, suggesting that the flu season has arrived more than a month early.
Hear from HCT's Deputy chair, former GP and Public Health Consultant, Linda Sheridan why people should be getting their flu immunisation here.
As a direct result of the early arrival of the flu season Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (which looks after flu-immunisation among primary school-aged children), is offering additional flu immunisation clinics across Hertfordshire (in conjunction with Vaccination UK).
This is a child-friendly immunisation programme, involving a painless nasal spray and is hoped will go some way to address the earlier arrival of the flu season, offering young people greater protection. In summary:
These extra clinics are found below and will be administered in conjunction with Vaccination UK:
|Saturday 28 December||St Albans||10AM - 12PM||Elm Consulting Room||24 Hall Place Gardens, St Albans, AL1 3SF|
|Saturday 28 December||Hertford||10AM - 12PM||Millbridge Meeting Room||The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PX|
|Monday 30 December||Watford||10AM - 12PM||Meriden Centre||Garsmouth Way, Watford, WD25 9ET|
|Monday 30 December||hitchin||10AM - 12PM||Vaccination UK||No.5 Portmill Lane, Hitchin, SG5 1DJ|
|Friday 3 January||St Albans||10AM - 12PM||Elm Consulting Room||24 Hall Place Gardens, St Albans, AL1 3SF|
|Friday 3 January||Watford||10AM - 12PM||Meriden Centre||Garsmouth Way, Watford, WD25 9ET|
|Friday 3 January||Hertford||10AM - 12PM||Millbridge Meeting Room||The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PX|
|Friday 3 January||Hitchin||1PM - 3PM||Vaccination UK||No.5 Portmill Lane, Hitchin, SG5 1DJ|
For any enquiries about HCT's Hertfordshire School Age Immunisation Flu Service (SAIS) call 01462 341173 or email the team here.
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