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25th January 2017
Is Your Child Fully Immunised?
Protect your children against outbreaks of infectious diseases
Immunisation is one of best ways to protect yourself and your children from a range of harmful diseases, it is also critical for the health of the wider community.
When you vaccinate your child against infectious diseases such as diphtheria, haemophilus influenzae type b (hib), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza (flu), measles, meningococcal, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumococcal, poliomyelitis (polio), rotavirus, rubella (German measles), tetanus (lockjaw) and varicella (chickenpox), you’ll help to reduce the risk of contracting these vaccine-preventable diseases, many of which spread quickly and easily.
You’ll also be helping to reduce the presence of infectious symptoms in the wider population – contributing to a ‘community immunity’ that over time dramatically reduces the chances of a disease outbreak.
For more information on immunisation go to http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/why-immunise
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If information is missing from your child’s immunisation statement, please contact your immunisation provider for assistance.