‘Tis the season for sneezes and sniffles, but what should you do if your child comes down with something a bit more serious?
GP consultations for children stands at 47 per 100,000 of the population over the last seven days, compared to 31 the previous week.
Of course, there are many ways you can help defend your family against the flu, including the flu vaccine, of which the HPA’s Dr Richard Pebody has said, “Flu vaccination is the most effective way of preventing flu, and it is not too late to get it.”
For more information about flu jabs for children, pregnant women and ways to fight off the seasonal sniffles, read our expert health advice below.
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