Edinburgh parents invited to extra child flu clinic this weekend

Edinburgh parents with children aged between two and five who have missed a child flu vaccine appointment are being invited to attend a new drop-in vaccination clinic this weekend.

NHS Lothian is organising the session at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People to offer parents another opportunity to make sure their child is protected against flu this winter.

The clinic is specifically for children who are registered with an Edinburgh GP but were unable to attend a previously scheduled appointment time and will run on Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6.

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Pat Wynne, Nurse Director, Primary and Community Care, added: “Flu is very infectious and can be serious. Even healthy children can become ill, which can be very unpleasant for them, and they can spread it to family.

“This winter it’s more important than ever to prevent people getting the flu, particularly because of coronavirus. The best way to protect your child and others who are vulnerable is to get vaccinated.”

In Edinburgh, parents of children aged between and two and five-years-old, who are not yet in school, will have received a letter to attend a scheduled appointment.

Anyone who has received a letter to attend a child flu vaccine appointment at a clinic after December 6 should continue to attend that as normal.

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The drop-in children’s flu vaccination clinic is being held between 9am and 4pm at the Sick Kids, 51 Little France Crescent, Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA.

For more information about children’s flu vaccination visit the NHS Inform website.

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