Gateshead flu vaccine pilot

All children in Gateshead are being offered a nasal spray vaccine against flu as part of a nationwide pilot.

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New vaccine to cut winter 'flu

For the first time, all children in Gateshead are being offered a vaccine against 'flu.

The borough is one of seven areas across the country to trial the immunisation programme. Instead of a traditional 'flu jab, children of primary school age are receiving the vaccine in a nasal spray.

More than 10,000 pupils will be offered the protection between now and December.

Helen Ford has been to Ryton Infants School to see the vaccination programme. Watch her report here:

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