Lucy’s story – Part 1

Children can become seriously ill from influenza and in some cases, it can be fatal. This was the case for 2-year-old Lucy. In this video, part 1 of 3, her mother Rhiannon shares Lucy’s story to warn other parents about the serious risks of flu in young children.



My name is Rhiannon, and in 2019, my 2-year-old daughter, Lucy passed away from complications of influenza.

I guess a lot of parents are probably like I was, and didn't realise the impact that influenza can have on kids and on entire families. 

I also never considered the fact that influenza actually kills more kids every year than those diseases that we as parents are really, really afraid of, like meningococcal.

Text on screen:

The influenza vaccine is free for children aged 6 months to under 5 years.

Talk to your health professional and book today.

Video type:
Publication date:
Date last updated:
Part of a collection:

Help us improve

If you would like a response please use the enquiries form instead.