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FREE FLU VACCINES

If you are over 65 or fall into one of the risk groups, we still have 'flu vaccines available. Please contact reception to make an appointment

 

Information for parents and carers

Every parent or carer wants to know what to do when a child is ill - how to care for them at home, when to call a doctor and when to call emergency services.

Almost all babies, toddlers and children will get the most common childhood illnesses like chickenpox, colds, sore throats and ear infections. While these are not very nice at the time, they are easily treated by your doctor, or at home with support from a doctor or health visitor, rather than a trip to A&E.

Find out which service or professional can help, plus learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of serious illness and how to cope if an accident happens with this Interactive Guide to Childhood Illnesses.

Vaccination tips for parents and carers

Click here for practical advice for parents who want vaccination without tears, including how to dress your child and choosing pain relief.

You can also find out which vaccinations are offered on the NHS and at what age they are needed.

What to look for if your child has a temperature and you are concerned?

For a useful checklist and information leaflet - click here.



 
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