Routine childhood immunisations
|12 to 13 years old||Cancers caused by HPV including cervical cancer , some mouth and throat cancers and some cancers of the anal and genital areas. Also helps protect against genital warts.||HPV (two doses 6-12 months)||Upper arm|
|14 years old||Tetanus, diphtheria and polio||Td/IPV (Revaxis), and check MMR status||Upper arm|
|Meningococcal groups A, C, W
and Y disease
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. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.
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 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 Conditions and Treatments
See the NHS Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.