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Chickenpox vaccine

The chickenpox vaccine protects against the varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox. The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule. It is currently only offered on the NHS to people who are in close contact with someone who is particularly vulnerable…

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 and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

  Information about Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS) can be found below and via the links on the right of this page.       

Child protection: preventing abuse

What is child abuse? Child abuse falls into one or more of four categories: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. What you should do if you think a child is being abused  If you are worried child might be being abused and you…

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 and Early Years Education

From here you can search for Ofsted or Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) registered or approved childcare and early years education services for children and young people aged 0 – 16 years, including those who have additional needs (such as special educational needs and disabilities). If…

Childcare Options

  What options are available to help you care for your child? Choosing the type of childcare that will suit your family is an important decision and will be based on what is available to you, your working pattern, your child’s needs and the cost.…

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…

Childminders and Childminder Agencies

In Hampshire there is a range of Ofsted registered individual childminders (and those that employ assistants) providing childcare and early years education.
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