Family Health

Your Child's Health: 7-15 Years

Below you will find useful information for your families health. Much of the information is from the NHS’s ow website and more information can be found there. To visit the NHS website in a new window please click here.

Below you will find information on when and what immunisations your child is due from birth to age 6 as well as some other useful links and advice.

Routine Childhood Immunisations

When To Immunise

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

Site**

Girls aged 12 to 13 years old

  • Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)
  • HPV (two doses 6-12 months)
  • Upper Arm

14 years old (school year 9)

  • Tetanus, diphtheria and polio
  • Meningococcal groups A, C, W
    and Y disease
  • Td/IPV (Revaxis), and check MMR status
  • MenACWY
  • Upper Arm
  • Upper Arm

Fevers

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.

Nosebleeds

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

When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. Understanding more about the illness can help you feel more in control. Download the booklet below about common infections in children.

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