Flu immunisation for 2 and 3 year old children in Hackney and City

The Hackney and City Health Visiting Service is working closely with other services this year to ensure that all 2 and 3 year old children (born between 1st Sep 16 and 31st Aug 18 inclusive) in the boroughs can access the flu vaccination in different locations that may suit them.

Vaccinating children against the flu not only protects children but stops the flu from spreading in the community.

There is emerging evidence that those who get the flu and Covid-19 at the same time are more likely to be seriously ill.

The more people are vaccinated against the flu the more resources can be freed up for Covid-19. While Covid-19 is circulating, as many avoidable illnesses as possible need to be reduced as this will reduce attendance at GP surgeries as well as hospital visits and admissions.

Get your child vaccinated

The Health Visiting Service is offering vaccination appointments to children born between 1st Sep 16 and 31st Aug 18 inclusive, at:

To book an appointment or for further information  call 020 7683 2669 or 07787 845 702 or e-mail huh-tr.chishv@nhs.net leaving your child’s name, date of birth and NHS number if you have this. Please do not contact the children’s centre to make an appointment.

THIS SERVICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO LIVE IN CITY AND HACKNEY OR HAVE A GP IN CITY AND HACKNEY.

DURING THESE SESSIONS ONLY THE LIVE FLUENZ TETRA NASAL SPRAY WILL BE OFFERED AS THIS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE VACCINE FOR THIS AGE GROUP.

 

Important information about the flu vaccine

The Muslim Council of Britain on the importance of getting a flu vaccination in winter 2020/21

Public Health England on porcine gelatine and vaccines Available in different languages including English, Arabic, Urdu, and Bengali

The British Fatwa Council on Fatwa on flu vaccine containing porcine gelatine

Watch this video from Barts Health about flu vaccination including information about porcine gelatine.

Information for the Jewish community Vaccine letter from Rabbi Adler

Watch this video message from Dr Opat, GP at Cranwhich Road Surgery in Stamford Hill.

Public Health England Who should get the flu vaccination this winter

NHS information about the flu vaccine

Watch these video messages from GPs Dr Colvin (The Lawson Practice) in Hackney and Dr Chor (Neaman Practice) in the City.