Scottish mothers urged to kick flu into touch

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.