Flu jab for all Borders children

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Every child in the region aged two to 11 years will be offered the flu vaccine from this autumn as part of a new immunisation programme.

Children are two to three times more likely to be ill with flu than adults.

Dr Tim Patterson, immunisation co-ordinator for NHS Borders, said: “Parents of primary school children should look out for the information when it comes home in school bags.

“If your child is aged 2-5 and not yet at primary school, remember to make an appointment with your GP from October.”

Visit immunisationscotland.org.uk/childflu or call the NHS inform helpline on 0800 22 44 88.