Influenza campaign – Mia’s story – 30 seconds

Influenza in kids can be serious. Getting vaccinated against influenza is the best way to protect your child and others from flu.


Peter Wilkinson: Our daughter went from being happy and healthy to being critically ill on life support. Mia was suffering from sepsis – a complication of flu.

Dr Nicole White: Children, especially those under 5, can become seriously ill from influenza which can sometimes be fatal. The influenza vaccine is safe, effective, and free for children aged 6 months to under 5 years.

Peter Wilkinson: Mia survived and is now thriving.

Amy Wilkinson: But we’ll always wonder if Mia would have been okay, had she been vaccinated.

Dr Nicole White: Protect your child from influenza by vaccinating.

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