Immunisation protects a child against serious childhood infections.

Immunisations explained. When? Why?

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:

The National Immunisation Program describes routine childhood immunisations recommended for all children in Australia.

We can take care of all your children’s immunisations, record them and remind you when the next one is due.

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  • Polio
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib)
  • Rotavirus
  • Hepatitis B
  • Pneumococcal
  • Meningococcal C
  • Chickenpox
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German Measles)

Immunsations & Young Children

In the first months of life, a baby is protected from some infectious diseasees by antibodies transferred from mother to baby during pregnancy.  When these antibodies wear off, the baby is at risk of serious infection.  Most childhood immunisations are given as an injection in the arm or leg, except Rotavirus which is administered orally.

Vaccines may protect against one specific disease or provide immunity for several diseases if a combination of antigens are combined in the same vaccine. This can help reduce the number of injections your child may need to have.

Victorian Childhood Immunisation Schedule

The Victorian childhood immunisation schedule outimes the vaccines that are routinely provided free of ccfharge to all Victorian children under the National Immunisation Progarm and the age at which each should be given. To view the schedule >>

Immunisation is the still the safest and most effective way to protect our children from harmful infectious diseases. Read on>>>>