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20 tips to eat well for less

Can you eat healthily and save money? You bet your bottom dollar you can! Here are 20 tips to help you have your (low-fat) cake and eat it. If cost is discouraging you from trying to make changes to you and your family's diet then…

3-in-1 teenage booster

The teenage booster, also known as the 3-in-1 or the Td/IPV vaccine, is given as a single injection into the upper arm to boost your child's protection against three separate diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and polio. Who should have the 3-in-1 booster? The 3-in-1 teenage booster, is available routinely on the NHS…

3-in-1 teenage booster FAQs

Who should have the vaccination? How is the vaccine given? If I was vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and polio as a child, am I still protected? Can you get polio from the polio part of this vaccine? How many boosters do I need to have?…

3-in-1 teenage booster side effects

When side effects do occur after having the 3-in-1 teenage booster vaccine, they are most likely to be mild and happen within two or three days of receiving the jab. Very common reactions to the teenage 3-in-1 booster More than 1 child in 10 having the vaccine…

30 hours childcare

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England already are entitled to 15 hours a week, or 570 hours a year of free early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 pw hours free childcare .…

4-in-1 pre-school booster

The 4-in-1 pre-school booster vaccine is offered to three-year-old children to boost their protection against four different serious diseases: diphtheria  tetanus  whooping cough polio Children are routinely vaccinated against these illnesses as babies through the 6-in-1 vaccine. The 4-in-1 pre-school booster vaccine increases their immunity even further. When should children have the 4-in-1…

4-in-1 pre-school booster side effects

The 4-in-1 pre-school booster is very safe but, as with all medicines, some babies do get side effects.  Side effects are generally mild and short lived and most likely to happen within 48 hours of the injection. Most children won't have any problems at all. Very common reactions to the pre-school…

4-in-1 pre-school booster: FAQs

Who should have the vaccination? Why is IPV (inactivated polio vaccine) used rather than OPV (oral polio vaccine), which was used in the past? Can you get polio from the polio part of this vaccine? What is the difference between dTaP/IPV and DTaP/IPV? How do we…

5 A Day and your family

Do you cook and shop for a family household, including a fussy eater or two? It's easier than you might think to ensure everyone gets five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. There are many ways to introduce more fruit and vegetables into your family's…

5 A Day FAQs

Do you have a question about 5 A Day? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Does the fruit and veg have to be fresh? How much is one portion of fruit for adults? How much is one portion of vegetables for adults? Do potatoes…