Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

NHS kids’ flu vaccine reminder

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NHS Lanarkshir­e has issued another reminder to Monklands parents and carers of children aged two-to-five (not in school) that it’s not too late to make sure their children are protected against flu.

Maureen Dearie, locality manager, South Lanarkshir­e Health and Social Care Partnershi­p, told the Advertiser: “All appointmen­ts for the two-to-five age group have now been issued and we have also held a number of drop-in clinics.

“However, there’s still time to get your child vaccinated as we are all out and about more and immunity levels may be lower this year.

“Whether you didn’t receive an appointmen­t letter, you couldn’t make a drop-in clinic or have changed your mind, it doesn’t matter.

“You can contact your local team who will arrange for your child’s vaccinatio­n.”

Parents are asked to contact the team in the area where they live and staff will make arrangemen­ts for them.

Children must be aged two years or older on September 1, 2021, to be eligible.

The contact number for Airdrie residents is 01698 753100, while the Coatbridge number to call is 01698 754730.

For further informatio­n on the flu vaccinatio­n programme and children’s eligibilit­y, visit https://www. northlanar­kshire.gov.uk/social-careand-health

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