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Flu vaccination plans for children in chaos after school closures in Northern Ireland

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Injection: A patient receives the seasonal flu vaccine

Injection: A patient receives the seasonal flu vaccine

Dr Alan Stout

Dr Alan Stout

Injection: A patient receives the seasonal flu vaccine

Plans to provide flu vaccinations to almost 25,000 primary school and first year pupils next week have been thrown into chaos by the sudden school closures.

Pupils in over 150 schools should have been receiving their annual free flu vaccination next week.

But parents are now facing an anxious wait to see if their injections will go ahead following the decision to close for an extended half-term break.