Asthma and the Flu vaccine

If your child is asthmatic and in the 3 days (72hrs) before the vaccination session

  • they have increased wheezing


  • have increased the use of their Bronchodilator


  • if they are currently taking or have been prescribed steroid tablets to control their asthma in the two weeks prior to the vaccination session in school

It is important that you tell us as we may not be able to safely administer the nasal vaccine.

On the day of vaccination please call the number on your Flu Consent Letter and provide a written note with your child’s name, date of birth, year group and the updating information to be given to the vaccination team on the day of vaccination.

If your child is too young to be able to do this please hand the letter to the school reception and ask that it is given to the vaccination team as they arrive and mark it as urgent.

Page last reviewed: 6 September, 2022