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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

<h2>Routine childhood immunisations </h2> <table style="WIDTH: 100%" border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h4>When to immunise</h4> </td> <td> <h4>Diseases protected against</h4> </td> <td> <h4>Vaccine given</h4> </td> <td> <h4>Site**</h4> </td> </tr> <tr> <td rowspan="3"> <strong>Two months old</strong> </td> <td>Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)</td> <td>DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)</td> <td>Thigh</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Pneumococcal disease</td> <td>PCV (Prevenar 13)</td> <td>Thigh</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rotavirus</td> <td>Rotavirus (Rotarix)</td> <td>By mouth</td> </tr> <tr> <td rowspan="3"> <strong>Three months old</strong> </td> <td>Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib</td> <td>DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)</td> <td>Thigh</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Meningococcal group C disease (MenC)</td> <td>Men C (NeisVac-C or Menjugate) </td> <td>Thigh</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rotavirus </td> <td>Rotavirus (Rotarix) </td> <td>By mouth</td> </tr> <tr> <td rowspan="2"> <strong>Four months old</strong> </td> <td>Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib</td> <td>DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)</td> <td>Thigh</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Pneumococcal disease </td> <td>PCV (Prevenar 13)</td> <td>Thigh</td> </tr> <tr> <td rowspan="3"> <strong>Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday</strong> </td> <td>Hib/MenC</td> <td>Hib/MenC (Menitorix)</td> <td>Upper arm/thigh</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Pneumococcal disease </td> <td>PCV (Prevenar 13) </td> <td>Upper arm/thigh</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)</td> <td>MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)</td> <td>Upper arm/thigh</td> </tr> <tr> <td rowspan="2"> <strong>Three years four months old or soon after</strong> </td> <td>Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio</td> <td>dTaP/IPV (Repevax) or DTaP/IPV(Infanrix-IPV)</td> <td>Upper arm</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Measles, mumps and rubella</td> <td>MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)(check first dose has been given)</td> <td>Upper arm</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <strong>Girls aged 12 to 13 years old</strong> </td> <td>Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)</td> <td>HPV (Gardasil)</td> <td>Upper arm</td> </tr> <tr> <td rowspan="2"> <strong>Around 14 years old</strong> </td> <td>Tetanus, diphtheria and polio </td> <td>Td/IPV (Revaxis), and check MMR status</td> <td>Upper arm</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Meningitis C</td> <td>(Meningitec, Menjugate or NeisVac-C) </td> <td>Upper arm</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <h4>Please note</h4> <p>** Where two or more injections are required at once, these should ideally be given in different limbs. Where this is not possible, injections in the same limb should be given 2.5cm apart. </p> <p>The Meningitis C vaccination will be introduced during the 2013/14 academic year and the vaccine supplied will depend on the brands available at the time of ordering</p> <h3>Immunisations for at-risk children </h3> <p> </p> <table style="WIDTH: 100%" border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h4>When to immunise</h4> </td> <td> <h4>Diseases protected against</h4> </td> <td> <h4>Vaccine given</h4> </td> <td> <h4>Site</h4> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>At birth, 1 month old, 2 months old and 12 months old</td> <td>Hepatitis B</td> <td>Hep B</td> <td>Thigh</td> </tr> <tr> <td>At birth </td> <td>Tuberculosis </td> <td>BCG</td> <td>Upper arm (intradermal)</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <a name="flu"> </a> <h3>Seasonal Flu Vaccination</h3> <p>Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses.  Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Heal<img style="BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; MARGIN: 3px; WIDTH: 150px; FLOAT: right; BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; HEIGHT: 225px; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px" alt="flujabs" src="/images/flujabs.jpg" />th Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.</p> <p>Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:</p> <div> <ul> <li>people aged 65 or over, </li> <li>people with a serious medical condition </li> <li>people living in a residential or nursing home </li> <li>the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill </li> <li>healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care, and </li> <li>those who work in close contact with poultry, such as chickens. </li> </ul> </div> <p> </p> <hr /> <p> <em>These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice</em> </p>
 
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