Hyslop Encourages West Lothian Parents to make most of Free Flu Vaccine

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Hyslop Encourages West Lothian Parents to make most of Free Flu Vaccine

Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop is encouraging all parents and guardians of 2-5 year olds across West Lothian to take advantage of the free flu vaccine before Christmas.

In a bid to keep children virus-free this winter, GP practices across Scotland are providing the nasal flu vaccine free of charge.  

Fiona said;

“With only a week left until Christmas I am urging all parents or guardians in my constituency who haven’t yet done so, to take their children between the ages of two and five to their local GP for the free flu vaccine.

“The nasal spray only takes a few minutes, is painless, and does not contain a live virus so will not cause flu in your child and can protect against flu for up to a year.

“It’s important that children receive the vaccine as it is the best defence against flu and also helps reduce the spread of infectious flu.”

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Notes:

Scottish Government news release: Fight flu with free vaccine