Child Health

The Side Effects of Vaccines - How High is the Risk?

In this video, Kurzgesagt looks at how vaccines work and compares the impact of their side effects to the potential effect of the diseases they protect against.

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Routine immunisations during the pandemic

Routine vaccination of children remains a priority during the pandemic and we strongly urge all parents to ensure their children’s vaccinations are up-to-date.

Upper Tooting Surgery is taking unprecedented measures to protect patients from coronavirus. Our staff review outstanding vaccinations weekly and, if you are contacted, you can be assured that it will be safe to attend.

Please see below for a short video detailing some of the social distancing and infection prevention control measures currently in place at our clinics.

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For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/vaccinations

Beat It

Beat It is a fun and educational free programme all about getting active, trying new activities and leading a healthy lifestyle. The sessions are for all children aged 5-18 years who are above a healthy weight, and a parent/carer must attend with them.

Telephone: 020 8871 8386

Website: www.wandsworthccg.nhs.uk

Email: activelifestyles@wandsworth.gov.uk​

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks.

More information: www.nhs.uk

Childhood Illness Guide

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions.

More information: www.nhs.uk

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children.

More information: www.nhs.uk

Child Safeguarding

For information on who can provide support and who you should report a concern to, please click here to access our Safeguarding Children leaflet

The signs of serious illness in Children

Call 999 or go to A&E if your child:

– has a stiff neck
– has a rash that doesn’t fade when you press a glass against it
– is bothered by light
– has a fit (febrile seizure) for the first time (they can’t stop shaking)
– has unusually cold hands and feet
– has pale, blotchy, blue or grey skin
– has a weak, high-pitched cry that’s not like their normal cry
– is drowsy and hard to wake
– finds it hard to breathe and sucks their stomach in under their ribs
– has a soft spot on their head that curves outwards (bulging fontanelle)

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.

More information: www.nhs.uk

Headlice

Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children.

More information: www.nhs.uk

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever.

More information: www.nhs.uk

Child Vaccination Schedule

You can view the NHS Childhood Vaccine timeline on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Download from: NHS: Vaccination Schedule