As part of Immunisation Scotland’s campaign to encourage new mothers to continue to protect themselves and their newborns against the flu, new mothers have been presented with a pair of gold baby boots.
It is hoped the boots will serve as a reminder that collectively, mothers can ‘kick flu into touch’.
One of the mums, Hollie Lawson, of St Andrews, said: ‘During my pregnancy I had enough on my mind, and getting flu was not part of the plan. I decided early on in my pregnancy that I would much rather get vaccinated than be stressed out worrying about the consequences of flu’.
Gillian Smith, director of the Royal College of Midwives Scotland, said: ‘We need to stress to pregnant women that flu is a really serious illness – it is not just a bad cold’.
To read more about the campaign, and the work of Immunisation Scotland, visit their website here.