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Child health checks

Health Visitor & Child Health

INFORMATION ON IMMUNISATION AND HEALTH CHECKS FOR YOUR CHILD

What is a Health Visitor?

Health Visitors are all trained nurses who have extra training and qualifications in child health. They are a fantastic source of information about child development and health, parenting strategies, breastfeeding, nutrition and community support. They also offer help with social, emotional and environmental issues that affect families.

Our Health Visitor, Margaret Cameron, can be reached on 0141 531 5753. 

Child Health Checks

Appointments are sent out automatically by our local Health Board for routine child health checks.

The first will be with a GP at the surgery when your baby is around 6 weeks old. You will be sent information about this and asked to make an appointment at your local clinic or practice.

You will also be offered routine health reviews for your child, with your health visitor, at 6-8 weeks, 8-12 months and 2-2½ years old.

Child Immunisations

Immunisations are given at the centrally run community clinics in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.

Further information on the schedule and vaccines in general can be found on NHS Inform.

When to Immunise

Different vaccines are given at different ages to protect you and your child. Find out when these vaccinations are offered, and when and where they’ll be given: