Flu vaccination

Flu vaccination has started across the Northern Trust area. If you are a member of our staff, you can get the vaccine at our walk in clinics. If you are in one of the at risk groups such as being over 65 or pregnant, then you can access it through your GP. See details of who should get the flu vaccine https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/flu-vaccination.

Consent forms should have already been returned to schools for primary school children to receive the vaccine. They will get it during school time. For children, it is a quick, painless spray up their nose. Pre-school children aged two years and over are eligible to receive the vaccine through their GP also.

The flu virus spreads easily and quickly, infecting both adults and children alike. This can lead to days spent in bed rather than being at work or school, inconvenience for the whole family, not to mention putting more vulnerable people at great risk. Flu can be very serious. Last year 112 people were admitted into intensive care in Northern Ireland and 22 people died.

Everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated against flu should see it as a positive step in protecting their health and the health of others around them.

Further information
Vaccination for your primary school child
Pregnant women - flu is more serious than you think
How to help stay well this winter

Page last updated:02 October 2018