Half term flu vaccine ‘catch-up’ clinics for eligible school children

Throughout February half term, local provider IntraHealth will be offering pre-booked appointments for the NHS flu vaccine for Reception to Year 6 children and eligible secondary school children (Year 7 to 9) who missed their in-school vaccine clinic. 

Younger children aged 2 or 3 (on the 31 August 2022) can also get their vaccine at these clinics if an older sibling is getting vaccinated at the same time.

Flu vaccination for those up to the age of 18 is just a quick nasal spray in each nostril – so no pain or fuss. IntraHealth can also offer the injectable vaccination for those who require it for religious, medical, or dietary reasons.

Confirmed dates include:

Location Date Time
Withernsea Childrens’ Centre Monday, 13 February 9am to 3pm
Priory Childrens’ Centre, Hull Monday, 13 February 9am to 3pm
East Riding Leisure, Goole
(Health & Wellbeing Vaccination Bus)
Tuesday, 14 February 9am to 3pm
The Acorns Childrens’ Centre, Hull Tuesday, 14 February 9am to 3pm
St Nicholas Church Hall, Beverley Wednesday, 15 February 9am to 3pm
The Parks Childrens’ Centre, Hull Wednesday, 15 February 9am to 3pm
Cornerstone Church, Bridlington Thursday, 16 February 9am to 3pm
Lemontree Childrens’ Centre, Hull Thursday, 16 February 9am to 3pm
Hornsea Childrens’ Centre Thursday, 16 February 9am to 3pm
Driffield Childrens’ Centre Friday, 17 February 9am to 3pm
Fenchurch Childrens’ Centre, Hull Friday, 17 February 9am to 3pm

To book for the East Riding dates or for more information, please contact immunisations.eastriding@intrahealth.co.uk or call 0333 358 3397 (option 2, then option 1). To book for dates in Hull, please email: ImmunisationsHull@Intrahealth.co.uk

Public health nurse consultant Zoe Stevens, said:

“Parents of children in the East Riding are encouraged to take up this extra opportunity for flu vaccination if their child missed their in-school clinic last term or in January. It’s not too late as flu season will continue into spring and the vaccine changes every year depending on the strains of flu in circulation. An annual flu vaccination offers the best protection against serious illness and reduces the spread.”

As children can catch and spread flu easily, vaccination will not just help protect them, but also others who are vulnerable to flu, including babies and older people.

  • Parents of pre-school children aged two and three years (on 31 August 2022) and of children in a high-risk group, can still make an appointment through their GP surgery if they are yet to do so.
  • Parents and relatives (including those who are pregnant or anyone over the age of 50) are also encouraged to get their flu vaccine if they are eligible and still need to come forward, they just need to contact their GP or local pharmacy.
  • Non-eligible residents over the age of 16 can also pay for a flu vaccine privately at many high-street pharmacies for around £10 to £15.

More information is available on the NHS website here: Child flu vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Those who do get flu and are more at risk can also approach their GP or pharmacist for advice about remedies.