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Parents’ Stay Well Guide for Children Aged 0-9

This new guide, the Parents’ Stay Well Guide for Children Aged 0-9 Years, gives you all the information you need to get the right care for the most common health worries for children:

  • Fever
  • Head injury
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Breathing issues

Some simple home-based self-care could save you from hours in a busy GP or hospital waiting room. By saving the guide to the home-screen of your phone/tablet/PC you can get to the right care advice for your child at the right time. We really hope you find this guide useful.

Resources

NHS vaccination schedule

The national vaccination schedule details the various vaccines and when to have to them. To learn more visit click here.

Needle phobia

We understand that some young people find it difficult to have vaccinations due to a fear of needles. Please be reassured that all of our vaccinators are trained to deal with this and can make adaptations to ensure the young person feels as comfortable as possible. This may include having the vaccine in a quieter area. Please make sure the vaccinator is aware and they can work with you to have the vaccine.

You can also find some tips about how to cope with needle phobia by watching this video:

Videos for children and young people

Flu Heroes

This short animated film explains what flu is and how the nasal flu vaccine works.

HPV – your questions answered

5 rumours about the HPV vaccine

Websites for children and young people

We have also developed health promotion websites for children.

The websites are a wonderful resource on health-related subjects and include exciting activities, articles and interactive content.

COVID-19

The service has also previously supported with providing the Covid-19 vaccination programme in schools. If you would like informaiton on the COVID-19 vaccine please visit our COVID-19 information page for parents.

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