Child Health 6-15 Years Old


Routine Childhood Immunisations


Girls aged 12 to 13 years old


Vaccine Given


HPV (Gardasil) To Upper arm

Protects Against

Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)


Around 14 Years Old


Vaccine Given


Td/IPV (Revaxis), and check MMR status, To Upper arm

Protects Against

Tetanus, diphtheria and polio


(Meningitec, Menjugate or NeisVac-C) Upper arm

Protects Against

Meningitis C


Please note ** Where two or more injections are required at once, these should ideally be given in different limbs. Where this is not possible, injections in the same limb should be given 2.5cm apart.


When Should I Worry?


Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control.


There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children. There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.


NHS Childhood Illness Slideshow





Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.






















Head Lice


Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly






Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.





NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments


See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.









These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice



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For Medical Emergencies

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Tel: 01694 722127


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