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Child flu vaccinations set to resume after disruption


By Kyle Ritchie


NHS Grampian has confirmed child flu vaccinations are set to resume following a vaccine shortage.

The health board had been affected by a nationwide shortage of the nasal spray Fluenz Tetra, which had forced it to stop offering the vaccine to children.

Schools pupils that were affected will now be offered them next month and in January.

NHS Grampian has announced it will be able to resume child flu vaccinations next month.
NHS Grampian has announced it will be able to resume child flu vaccinations next month.

A NHS Grampian spokesman said: "We are pleased to confirm four out of the five batches of Fluenz Tetra that were delayed are now going to be available to order into Grampian during the next two weeks.

"As a result, we plan to recommence flu vaccinations within primary schools soon.

"Primary school pupils who had their flu vaccination postponed during November will be offered an opportunity to obtain this vaccine in December or January.

"Nurses will be in contact with affected schools to confirm flu delivery arrangements; dates have not yet been confirmed.

"We want to thank parents for their patience and understanding throughout this postponed period.

"Anyone with additional queries should contact our health protection team on 01224 558460."



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