Swine flu in children

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Child with thermometer: Swine flu in children

This year, swine flu is one of the main flu viruses in the UK. This means it has been included in the flu vaccine for 2010/2011. If you or your child gets a flu vaccination, no additional one is needed for swine flu.

Swine flu in children is not as severe as was originally thought, and is actually just like normal flu - it's just a new strain.

Swine flu symptoms in children are similar to 'ordinary' flu symptoms and can include fever, coughs and more.

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See our advice on swine flu in pregnant women and babies or find out more with our swine flu need-to-know guide.

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