Flu or flu-like illness in chronically ill or disabled children

In this section you can find out about the experience of how flu or flu-like illness affects children with a long-term medical condition or disability by seeing and hearing parents share their personal stories on film.

Children with a long-term health condition or disability are at greater risk of developing further complications if they get flu or a flu-like illness. Hospital treatment may be needed.

Researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to the parents of 34 children in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as symptoms, complications and recovery from flu or flu-like illness, experiences of contacting their GP or hospital, and parents’ views on their child taking antibiotics, as well as managing work and family life and the impact on nursery and school.

We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.


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