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News: Meningitis B vaccination and paracetamol

Prophylactic paracetamol is being recommended with the first Men B vaccinations because of concern that fever may reduce the subsequent vaccine uptake. This contradicts current advice in the Green Book, but is based on a recent trial which demonstrated no reduction in the response to vaccination after paracetamol.

Despite paracetamol, 40% of babies will develop fever after Men B vaccine, but no exception has been made to NICE guidance CG160 for post-vaccination fever. Please see our update presentation for more information.

Training Course & Book

In response to a commission from Health Education England (East of England) Local Education and Training Board we have developed a course on minor illness for health visitors.

The one-day course covers the priority area identified by the Early Years High Impact Area Five. It includes the supply of a pack of basic equipment (including a thermometer and pen torch) and also a copy of our new book "Minor Illness in the Under Fives" which gives simple, straightforward advice on a wide range of problems. After attending our course, health visitors should gain the confidence to extend their range of practice to include managing minor illness.


"As Professional Service Lead for the Newark health visiting team I cannot recommend this course highly enough."
Rachael Isaac-Pascoe

If you would like to discuss availability, or to talk to us about any aspect of the course, please call during office hours on: 07951 403424.

Course Introduction | Course Flyer | Course References

We also offer an online version of our course - please see our e-Learning page


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Useful online resources for health visitors:
- CKS
- spottingthesickchild.com
- Dermnet
- BNF for children: free phone app (you may need an Athens password)

Useful online reference for parents:
- whenshouldiworry.com
- patient.co.uk
- itchysneezywheezy.co.uk