Flu-vaccine nasal mist behind for some schoolchildren

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There will be a check in some batches of nasal-spray influenza vaccine being delivered to schools in England, it has been announced.

Public Health England pronounced some schools would need to reschedule skeleton for vaccinating children in mid-November.

Affected children in at-risk groups are suggested to go to their GP, where they will be given priority to accept a injected vaccine.

This winter, all primary-school-aged children are authorised for vaccine.

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AstraZeneca, that reserve a vaccine to a NHS, pronounced it indispensable “to repeat some tests before a apportionment of a [Fluenz Tetra] vaccine supply can be expelled and delivered”.

The check would impact about a entertain of a altogether vaccine ordered, Public Health England said, though a problems were not associated to a reserve or efficiency of a vaccine itself.

Deliveries to some schools in Northern Ireland are also delayed, and expected to be around a UK, since PHE buys and orders vaccine batch for all a devolved nations.

Dr Mary Ramsay, conduct of immunisation during PHE, said: “We are operative with AstraZeneca and NHS England and [NHS] Improvement to safeguard that all authorised children get their influenza vaccine as shortly as possible.

“Children who have underlying medical conditions that make them some-more exposed to influenza will be prioritised by GPs first,” she said.

The programme for vaccinating children opposite flu, that typically starts present in Dec and January, began in October.

Media captionReality Check takes a demeanour during a influenza vaccine.

Who gets a children’s nasal-spray influenza vaccine?

It’s giveaway on a NHS for:

  • two- and three-year-olds, during their surgery
  • all primary schoolchildren, during propagandize or from a GP
  • two- to 17-year-olds with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, heart conditions, kidney or liver disease

High-risk children between 6 months and dual years will be offering an injected influenza vaccine.

Source: NHS UK