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Why vaccination is important?

Vaccinations protect your child from many dangerous diseases such as Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Diphtheria and Meningococcal C. Immunisation is also important for children starting school. Schools now require a certificate showing each child's immunisation status before enrolment.

Where to vaccinate your child?
Childhood immunisation services are available through your General Practitioner or Medical Centre. General Practitioners may bulk bill for vaccinations for children under the age of sixteen, you can contact your General Practitioner or Medical Centre for further details.

Please refer to your child’s blue book or history statement (can be obtained from Medicare) for advice on when your child is due for their vaccinations.

 NSW Immunisation Schedule

School Based Program

If you or your child requires information about vaccinations provided by the School Based Program please contact the local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055.

No Jab, No Pay - New Immunisation Requirements for Family Assistance Payments.

As part of the Government's commitment to improving immunisation coverage in Australia, the No Jab, No Pay measure will commence on 1 January 2016.

Further details can be obtained on the Australian Government Department of Health website.

Pertussis booster for 18 month olds

A pertussis (whooping cough) booster has been added to the NIP for children at 18 months of age. The booster dose complements pertussis containing vaccinations given at two, four and six months with booster doses given at four years and 10 to 15 years.

Supplies of the vaccine will be available from March 2016.

For further details on immunisation please visit Immunise Australia Program or call the Immunise Australia Information Line on 1800 671 811.

Last Updated: August 17th, 2017
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