Flu is a common infectious illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you'll usually begin to feel better within about a week.
However for young children flu can be far more serious. It can lead to serious health complications including bronchitis, pneumonia and ear infections.
That’s why all children in school years one and two will be offered a free nasal flu vaccine at school.
Younger children aged two, three and four can receive a free nasal flu vaccination at their GP’s surgery.
Keep your children healthy and well this winter by making sure they get their flu vaccination.
To find out more visit NHS Choices here.