Children’s Health Developmental Checks
Two week and six week check-ups are available for all new born babies.
Child Health Surveillance
Checks for Physical Growth (Height, Weight and Head Circumference) and Neurological Development (Eyesight, Hearing, Speech, Movement) can be carried out in the clinic. Advice on Infant feeding and Nutrition is available.
Immunisation (also known as vaccination) is a safe and effective way to help the body prevent or fight off certain diseases. It is important as not only will it protect your child against diseases that can cause serious illness and even death, but also by preventing their spread to other susceptible individuals.
Advice for Parents of Post-Vaccination Children
Your child may receive scheduled vaccination injections in the clinic. These vaccinations stimulate your child’s immune system to make antibodies to fight off certain diseases.
Serious major reactions are extremely rare; however minor reactions are common following childhood vaccinations, these include:
If your child experiences a post vaccination temperature or fever:
- Give them paracetamol or ibuprofen (dose as recommended for age on bottle or sachet)
- Make sure you encourage them to drink plenty of fluids
- Keep them cool – strip off clothing, 5 minutes tepid sponging in bath
- Let them rest
Paracetamol (eg Calpol / Paralink) either suspension or suppository, is the usual first choice and ibuprofen (eg Nurofen) is an alternative antipyretic.
If your child is unwell and you are concerned please seek medical advice.
Please note that unless there is a valid reason, we advise that all children should have the complete course of recommended immunisations. If your child is not immunised, then as well as a risk to themselves, they may pose a risk to other children as they may be a carrier for these diseases.