Stay well this winter

3. Vaccines for children

The children's flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to young children to protect them against flu.

In the autumn/winter of 2019-20, the vaccine will be available free on the NHS for eligible children, including:

  • aged 2 and 3 on August 31 2019 (children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2017) - given at your local GP
  • 6 months to 17 years with long-term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and other respiratory diseases, liver, kidney and neurological conditions including learning disabilities, even if well managed - given at your local GP
  • in reception through to year 6 (children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2015) - given in schools

This NHS leaflet tells you more about which flu vaccine your child should have (PDF 324Kb).