Advice for Parents During Coronavirus
Remember that NHS services are still providing the same safe care for children.
Immunisation helps to protect you from disease
It’s really important children continue to receive the booster vaccines and MMR vaccine they are due at one year during the pandemic. These will protect them against several different serious infectious diseases.
Make an appointment with your GP practice who can give them safely.
Vaccination appointments count as an important medical reason to leave your home.
Child Health Services
Child Health Services provides local support and information via their website.
Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service
The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service brings together a range of children’s community services. It’s provided by Virgin Care in partnership with Barnardo’s on behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS.
Telephone: 01206 372 300
Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.
Download from: NHS: Vaccination Schedule
Are you concerned about domestic abuse during this time?
Telephone: 0330 333 7444
Essex Child Health App
The Essex Child Health App is a free resource to help you look after your child. Developed by healthcare workers across Essex, it provides self-care and advice to parents and guardians of children aged 0-11. Download from the App store or Google Play.
For further information on the Essex Child Health App, please click on the website link below.
Immunisations and Vaccinations
The Essex School Age and Community Immunisation Services provides the Childhood Vaccination Programme to all children and Young people who are:
- Attending school within Essex , Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock
- And/or are registered with a General Practice Essex , Southend and Thurrock
- And/or are resident in Essex, Southend and Thurrock
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.