This page contains advice for pharmacists about preventing asthma by managing flu immunisation
All children with asthma who are six months and older should have a flu vaccine every year. You can refer to advice from Asthma UK for further information.
The flu vaccine can now be administered nasally to children aged over two years. This option is being phased into NHS flu vaccination services for children and young people. Refer to the NHS children’s flu vaccine webpage to determine which flu vaccine a child should have.
- General information is available on the electronic medicines compendium (emc).
- UK healthcare staff can find additional resources through the AstraZeneca Fluenz Tetra online portal.
- Clinicians can also refer to the London Flu factsheet for staff for facts about flu vaccinations and myth-busting information.
Patients can learn more about the benefits of the flu jab by being directed to the AstraZeneca Share Good Times not Flu online portal.