700,000 pupils to be given flu spray: Children are virus superspreaders, say officials

700,000 pupils to be given flu spray: Children are virus superspreaders, say officials


‘Pupils will be vaccinated with a nasal spray this winter in a bid to stop the spread of flu.
Some 700,000 children in England aged five to 17 will be offered the treatment in what will be the biggest school immunisation pilot for 30 years.
Last year, the spray – called Fluenz – was offered to all children aged two and three but this year it will also be pitched to parents of all four-year-olds.
And Public Health England (PHE) will trial the larger programme in primary and secondary schools to immunise pupils.’
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