The Australian Government has launched the 'Get the facts about immunisation' education campaign. I have added some information below about immunisations.
By getting your child vaccinated, you're not only protecting them, you're also protecting other children too. Make sure you vaccinate your child on time.
If you're unsure what vaccinations your child has, you can view their Immunisation History Statement.
To do this, you can:
You can save and email the statement directly to your child's pre-school or child care centre.
Young children commonly get colds and mild fevers. Some parents are concerned when this occurs at the same time as vaccinations.
Most of the time it's not a problem to vaccinate when your child is mildly unwell. If you're in doubt, talk to your doctor or nurse first.
Skipping or delaying vaccination puts your child and those around you at risk of contracting a serious disease.
Most children with underlying medical problems can receive all the recommended vaccines. Talk to your doctor or immunisation provider if you have concerns.
Brisbane City Council provides a free immunisation service for children to help protect them against childhood diseases such as measles, whooping cough, polio and tetanus.