School age children who missed their free flu vaccination during the autumn are invited to get it at one of a number of catch up clinics being held this month.
All pupils from Reception to Year 7 were eligible for the free flu vaccination this winter, delivered via a quick and painless nasal spray.
Though the majority of children were able to receive their vaccination in school, a number could not because they were either off school or because their class or year group had to self-isolate due to Covid-19. Anyone who missed out can get their vaccination at one of the catch up clinics taking place at:
· Phoenix Health Centre, Parkfield Road, on Saturday 9 January from 9am-2.30pm
· Christ The King, Pendeford Avenue, on Monday 11 January from 9am-2pm
· Ladies Walk, Priory Lane, Sedgley, on Wednesday 13 January from 9am-3pm
· Biz Space, Planetary Road, Wednesfield, on Thursday 14 January from 10am-2pm
· Christ The King, Pendeford Avenue, on Saturday 16 January from 9am-2pm
· Park Village Education Centre, Cannock Road, on Monday 18 January from 9am-2pm
· Biz Space, Planetary Road, Wednesfield, on Wednesday 20 January from 10am-2pm
· Park Village Education Centre, Cannock Road, on Saturday 23 January from 9am-2pm.
Appointments must be reserved in advance – please call 01902 200077 to book a slot.
Meanwhile Year 7 pupils at S. Peter's Collegiate School are able to attend a catch up clinic at the school on Tuesday 19 January. Parents should call 01902 200077 to book an appointment.
Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "The influenza vaccine is the best way to protect your children and other family members from becoming ill with the flu.
"If your child wasn't able to have their vaccine in school because they had to stay home when it was due to happen, please take them along to one of the catch up sessions taking place this month so that they don't miss out."