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Chickenpox vaccine FAQs

Who should have the vaccination? Why isn't the chickenpox vaccination part of the routine childhood immunisation schedule? If I want the chickenpox vaccination for my child, can I get it free on the NHS? I'm not sure if I had chickenpox as a child. How…

Chickenpox vaccine side effects

Common side effects The most common side effects of the chickenpox vaccine are: soreness and redness around the site of the injection - this happens in around one in five children and one in four teenagers and adults a mild rash - this happens in 1 in 10 children and 1 in 20…

Child friendly explanation of Coronavirus

We have a document in the download section of this pae to help children understand Coronavirus. There are some helpful links to support your children too.

Child vaccination appointment checklist

When your baby or child is due for a routine vaccination, you may receive a notice in the post, detailing an appointment. You should let your GP practice know if you are unable to attend the vaccination appointment. They will be able to rearrange your child's appointment, but it…

Childcare Provision during COVID-19

We have created this page  to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people during COVID-19 There is National Guidance and resources for parents that will support you during this time. The Childcare Provison for…

Childhood vaccines timeline

These are the routine vaccinations that are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK. 6-in-1 vaccine Protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) and hepatitis B. Given at: 8, 12 and 16 weeks of…

Children and bereavement

The following information could help if your child has lost a loved one or if a loved one is dying. If your child has a loved one who's dying If a child has a loved one who is going to die, they can benefit from special support.…

Children with a serious condition or special needs

Find out what support is available, and how to get it, if your child has a serious condition or special needs. Learning that your child has a disability or illness is bound to be stressful and upsetting. It's a good idea to get as much information as…

Children's flu vaccine

The children's flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to young children to help protect them against flu. Flu can be a very unpleasant illness for children, with potentially serious complications, including bronchitis and pneumonia. At what age should children have the nasal spray flu vaccine?…

Children's flu vaccine side effects

The flu vaccine for children has a good safety record but like all vaccines, some children may experience side effects. The side effects linked with the flu nasal spray vaccine are almost always mild and short-lived. Common side effects of the flu nasal spray vaccine a runny…
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