Parents in Oxfordshire are being urged to have their young children vaccinated against the flu this winter.

Children aged two and three can have a free NHS nasal spray vaccine at their GP surgery.

In addition, children in primary school and in Year 7 can have the nasal spray vaccine via the school nurse service.

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Dr Ed Capo-Bianco, urgent care lead at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Flu can be serious for young children, so help protect them from the illness with one simple nasal spray. It is free, fast and painless.

"Children are also super-spreaders of the flu; by vaccinating them we can reduce the risk of transmission to frail older people and those in ‘at risk’ groups.”