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.
Flu vaccines in London pharmacies
London has been a pioneer in pharmacy based NHS immunisation services with over 67% of pharmacies in the capital participating and services is set to continue in 2016/17 campaign in London.
In 2015/16 the London NHS flu vaccination s ervice in pharmacies was available to children and young over four years of age. This is expected to be the case in the 2016/17. Patients with asthma are a target group to receive a flu vaccine. Parental consent will apply as normal for young children as will a competency test for older children and young people in London
Read the competency guidelines produced by the NSPCC
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.