Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
NHS kids’ flu vaccine reminder
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