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Vaccinations for pre-school children

It is important that children have booster vaccinations before they start school. When young children mix more there is an increased of transmission of preventable diseases – and an increased risk of outbreaks. Making sure your children get their booster vaccinations protects them, you, your family and the wider community. 

Children are normally called for these vaccinations aged three years and four months. All children aged two and three will also be offered a painless nasal spray flu vaccine every autumn.

Please make sure you take up these appointments. It is never too late to catch up if you have missed an appointment – please contact your GP surgery or health visitor for advice.


Pre-school boosters

Children aged three years and four months will be called for an appointment at their GP surgery.


Other vaccines

Each autumn, all children aged two and three (age on August 31) will be offered a painless nasal spray flu vaccine at their GP surgery. This vaccine helps to protect children from flu and common infections linked to flu, and also protects other vulnerable members of the family and wider community.

Pre-school children with a long-term health condition may also be offered COVID-19 booster vaccines. 

Please make sure you take up these invitations for your child or children to increase their protection against serious disease.