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5-in-1 vaccine: FAQs

Who should have the 5-in-1 infant vaccination? How is the 5-in-1 vaccine given? What is diphtheria? What is tetanus? What is whooping cough (pertussis)? What is polio? What is Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)? Can the 5-in-1 vaccine be given with other vaccines? Can a child's…

5-in-1 vaccine: side effects

The 5-in-1 vaccine is very safe but, as with all medicines, a few babies will have side effects. In general, side effects are mild and short-lived. Most babies won't have any problems at all. Common reactions to the 5-in-1 The side effects that are most often…

8 key times to quit smoking

Research shows that most smokers get motivated to quit very suddenly, spurred into action by a specific event, milestone or resolution. Did you know? Smokers who use their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to successfully stop smoking for good.…

8 tips to look after yourself with asthma

As well as taking your regular asthma medication, find out what else you can do to reduce your symptoms and your risk of having an asthma attack. If you've been diagnosed with asthma and you've been given regular preventive and reliever therapy (usually in the…

Abortion: what happens

If you've decided to have an abortion, here's what you can expect.   If you are unable or do not wish to continue with a pregnancy, your GP or a doctor at a sexual health clinic will refer you to a clinic or hospital for an assessment. This is also where…

Abortion: where to go

If you're pregnant and considering an abortion, find out who to talk to and where and when an abortion can take place. If you're not sure whether you're pregnant, find out about doing a pregnancy test. How do I get an abortion? You need to be referred by…

Abuse in teenage relationships

Do you sometimes feel frightened, intimidated or controlled by your partner? Or do you constantly have to watch your behaviour in case they get angry? If so you're probably being abused. Controlling, abusive or violent behaviour is never OK in a relationship. You should feel…

Access to good food for everyone: creating a healthier and more sustainable Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire residents should have better access to environmentally friendly, healthy, and affordable food according to recommendations of the National Food Strategy, launched last week. The National Strategy is the first major review of the country’s food system in 75 years and spans across government and…

Activities /childcare in the holidays (Oxfordshire)

There is lots going on for families over school holidays in Oxfordshire. Activities To do a search for activities look in our listings:  Here is a link to these events. You can just pop your town or postcode into the search bar at the top to…

Activities for children & families

There are lots of activities for children and families in Oxfordshire.  View all records or use the category search.