A unique campaign which encouraged thousands more children in Wolverhampton to have their flu vaccine last year is set to return.
The Flu Fighters campaign - devised by the City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - helped bring about a 13% increase in the number of children who received their free nasal spray in 2018.
It saw a colourful storybook, Flu Fighters Versus Chilly, Achy and Snotty, distributed to thousands of pupils across the city, and helped ensure over 3,000 more children received the vaccination last winter, compared to the year before.
Flu Fighters Versus Chilly, Achy and Snotty told the story of three slimy alien invaders from the Planet Bogey who came to Earth "to spread disease and make Wolverhampton's children cough, splutter and sneeze". Fortunately, their dastardly plans are thwarted by a watchful nurse who protects our young heroes by giving them the nasal spray and turning them into Flu Fighters.
Now, following the success of their first outing, the Flu Fighters are returning - and preparing for The Battle of Planet Bogey. It sees our brave heroes blast off from Earth to take the fight to the aliens on their home planet.