Join us on 11 January and get expert advice about winter viruses in babies and young children

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Tuesday 2 January 2024

Tags: RSV, flu, winter viruses, children and babies

Though most cases of common winter virus RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) are mild, this highly contagious virus can pose a serious threat to vulnerable children who are young or have certain health conditions.

To help you understand the symptoms of RSV and other winter viruses like Strep A, the flu and Covid, we’re running a live Facebook Q&A session with Great Ormond Street Hospital paediatrician Dr Martin Samuels on Thursday 11 January between 11am and 12pm.

Simply confirm your attendance here.

Children and babies with certain health conditions can be more susceptible to common seasonal viral and bacterial infections and their body may struggle to fight off the illness. Dr Samuels, tell you more about how to protect your child from winter illnesses especially if they have complex medical needs or communication difficulties.

Join us at our Facebook Live session with Dr Samuels on 11 January.

Can’t make the 11 January?

We have lots of information about RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and Strep A – two of the most common and contagious causes of coughs and colds in winter.

We also have information on your getting the flu and Covid vaccines for your child.