PARENTS are being reminded that young children are entitled to a free flu vaccine this winter.

Parents and guardians of young children in Morecambe Bay are being reminded that children aged two and three years of age are eligible to a free flu vaccine. The free flu vaccine for children is given as a nasal spray as it is easier to administer than the injection. Dr Lauren Dixon, GP Executive Lead for Integrated Care at Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Children up to the age of 11 are being offered a free flu vaccination, however the uptake of children aged two to three years old having the vaccination is lower than the national average so we’d like to remind parents about the importance of having their child vaccinated. “Due to COVID-19 it is more crucial than ever to ensure you take up the offer of the flu vaccine for your child as it not only helps protect them but also anyone they come into contact with as children are the biggest transmitters of flu."