Protecting disabled children from winter infections: join our Live Q&A for parent carers

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Wednesday 21 December 2022

Tags: facebook q&a, winter illness, RSV, facebook live, flu, winter viruses

For many disabled children, winter infections like the flu or Strep A can pose a serious health risk — either due to complex medical conditions or difficulties in communicating their symptoms.

With so many viruses and bacteria going around, it’s important for parent carers to understand how spot the signs of infection and get the right treatment for their child.

Join our Facebook Live on 5 January

To help our families, Dr Martin Samuels, a respiratory paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital, is hosting a special Facebook Live Q&A on 5 January at 11am.

This is your chance to ask an expert about symptoms and treatments for winter illnesses — whether it’s Strep A, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), scarlet fever, the flu or Covid-19.

Make sure to confirm your attendance on our Facebook Event page so you can get a notification reminder before the Q&A session begins!

More advice on winter illnesses

Our website is packed with information on RSV, the flu vaccine and Covid-19 to help you care for your child.

You can also visit the NHS website for more advice on Strep A and scarlet fever, or check out special guidance from Medicines for Children about helping your child to swallow tablets.