Child Immunisation

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What is Immunisation..
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. The risks of these diseases are far greater than the very small risks of immunisation.

Baby getting immunised….

Immunisation protects children (and adults) against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community.

Immunisation uses the body’s natural defence mechanism – the immune response – to build resistance to specific infections. Immunisation helps children stay healthy by preventing serious infections. Vaccines for babies and young children are funded under the National Immunisation Program.

Government Guidelines….

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends that Australian babies and children are immunised against the following diseases:
chickenpox
diphtheria
haemophilus influenza type B (Hib)
hepatitis B
measles
meningococcal C
mumps
pneumococcal infection
poliomyelitis
rota virus (for babies under six months)
rubella
tetanus
whooping cough.

Some children should have the flu vaccine each autumn. Children aged 12 to13 should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) through their schools.

Most vaccines recommended in the program are given by injection. Some combine several vaccines in the one injection.

A copy of the immunisation schedule is available at Immunise Australia’s website www.immunise.health.gov.au

How we can help..

We are registerd with the Health Department to provide Child hood and Aduld Immunisations .

You only needs to book an appointment with a Doctor to get your child immunised. Remember to bring the purple book with you.

If you have recently moved to Australia we can help to up-date your childs Immunisation record.

All these services are free for the Medicare card holders.

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