Immunisation - childhood
Immunisation from an early age is highly recommended for all Australian children. Having your child
immunised helps protect them against the most serious childhood infections, some of which may be life-threatening.
Routine childhood immunisations protect your child against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio,
pneumococcal disease, meningococcal C disease, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), rotavirus,
chickenpox, measles, mumps and rubella (German measles).
The National Immunisation Program describes the routine childhood immunisations recommended for all children
in Australia. Some groups are more at risk than others in the community and may need additional vaccines.
The Victorian Government Health Information Immunisation website has more information.
From 1 January 2016, parents who want to receive Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate or Family
Tax Benefit Part A supplement for a child of any age must make sure their child’s immunisations are up to date.
These changes will also affect customers who receive Grandparent Child Care Benefit, Special Child Care Benefit
or Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance.
The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register, which currently records immunisation details for children
under 7 years of age, will be extended to capture immunisation details for children and young people under 20 years of age.
CATCH UP VACCINES: Kids who need catch up vaccines (arrived recently from overseas or missed doses)
must make a 30 min appointment with the nurse and inform reception staff that it is for catch up immunisations.
Objections on the basis of personal, philosophical or religious beliefs, sometimes referred to as vaccination objections, will no longer be a valid exemption.
For more Info Visit: www.humanservices.gov.au
Travel Vaccines are also provided at the clinic.
Please bring the health and development book (Green Book) along with you to your appointment as
your child may be eligible to have their vaccinations done on that day (baby must be at least 6 weeks old to receive vaccine).
Annual Flu Vaccinations for adults and kids are provided as per the Government Schedule.
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