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For the first time, children aged two and three years old, and at risk children have taken part in a flu vaccination programme which uses a nasal spray instead of an injection.
The vaccination is free and takes seconds to administer, health experts hope it will help reduce serious illnesses amongst the most vulnerable this winter. Richard Payne reports.
Our reporter Richard Payne asked parents at the Greenway Centre in Southmead why they'd brought their children to be vaccinated:
Dr Daniel Brett, GP at Greenway Community Practice in Southmead, says the new flu nasal vaccination is proving popular with children because unlike injections it doesn't hurt!
Councillor Barbara Janke, Bristol's Assistant Mayor for Public Health, was pleased with the large turnout for the flu vaccination event in Southmead this morning:
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Thousands of children across Bristol are expected to take part in a flu vaccination programme which started today.