Immunisation protects the community against vaccine-preventable diseases. Each vaccine plays an important role, so timely vaccination is the best way to protect your child. This website offers parents access to comprehensive information on immunisation as well as the following, easy-to-use free tools designed to help you save the date to vaccinate.
Vaccination is the best way to protect your child from serious diseases.Watch video on disease prevention
By vaccinating you are protecting your child as well as the broader community.Watch video on herd immunity
The more people vaccinate their children, the more we can control serious vaccine-preventable diseases.Watch video on how infectious diseases transmit
WHEN TO Vaccinate
The immunisation schedule provides a summary of the vaccines that your child needs and the ages at which they should be given.
Delaying vaccination when your little one is feeling off colour is a normal response. But the truth is, even if they have a runny nose or slight cold they can still receive their shots. Read more
Timely vaccination is the best way to keep your child protected from serious vaccine-preventable diseases. So book ahead, make an appointment with your doctor. Download one of our handy tools to help you save the date to vaccinate.
WHERE TO VACCINATE
Vaccinations are provided by:
- Aboriginal Medical Services
- Some local councils
- Some community health centres
If you’re unsure about what services are available in your area, you can contact your nearest Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 for more information.
MYTHS & REALITIES
At times, parents can come across mixed and often confusing messages about immunisation. If you have any concerns about immunisation, you should discuss these with your GP or health professional.
A range of other useful links which can provide you with more information about the myths and realities of immunisation are listed below:
PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY
- All adults can play an important role in spreading the word about vaccinating on time. Each person who is vaccinated on time makes the community stronger as a whole. It is important that the whole family is up to date with their vaccinations. Watch video about the importance of immunisation in the community
- Adult immunisation is critical to preventing transmission of serious vaccine-preventable diseases. Just because you were immunised as a child that does not mean you are protected as an adult. Watch video about the importance of adult immunisation
- If you are unsure of your immunisation status speak to your GP or immunisation service provider. Find out more about adult immunisation
Download a brochure on immunisation to help share the word about vaccinating on time.