Do anyone have any issue with your GP Surgery about free flu vaccination of your autistic child ?
I am mother /career of 5 year autistic child who is non verbal and learning difficulties, my GP surgery has refused to give her free flu vaccination but I have free flu vaccination as career any one has same experience??
Can you explain why your GP surgery refused to give your child the vaccination? According to the NHS website she should be eligible for it - https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/child-flu-vaccine.aspx
Is your daughter in school? Most children her age are vaccinated at school, which may be why your GP didn't do it at the surgery? But if not, you should be able to get it there, so I would recommend calling the surgery and explaining the situation.
Ross - mod
We can't have flu vaccination (nasal drops) from my daughter school due to my religion faith, her school has no option for flu injection.
I contacted to my GP surgery they did not offer her flu vaccination as she does not eligible because she is not fall in risk group. although she has diagnosed as:
I again contacted to Children Consultant ( Community Paediatrics), she gave us letter and communicated to GP surgery that our daughter need flu jab due to her health issue but GP surgery did not offer flu vaccination.
I raised this concern to NHS England ,they contacted to GP surgery and send us letter that our daughter did not qualify for flu jab as not diagnosed as asthma even though she is using asthmatic inhaler on regular basis.
I am looking for help from members and parents of autistic children how that GP surgery did not consider the letter Consultant / community paediatrics as their duty of care for disable person to look after their health.
You could simply book an appointment in a pharmacy and get her vaccinated there? It's about £10