We provide information and links to assist the community in keeping up to date with childhood and general immunisations.
Managing childhood immunisation
1. Find out about the recommended childhood immunisations. Download the current NSW immunisation schedule.
2. Keep track of upcoming immunisations. Some great mobile apps can make this easy:
3. Request your child's immunisation history from Medicare Australia (for vaccines administered up to the age of 7).
4. Stay informed with some great resources about immunisation:
5. Remember, you can always discuss any questions or concerns about immunisation with your GP.
Managing general immunisation
1. Keep track of the current NSW immunisation schedule.
2. When planning a trip overseas, find out the recommended travel vaccines.
3. Stay informed with some great resources about immunisations:
4. Remember, you can always discuss any questions or concerns about immunisation with your GP.
Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy
Vaccination remains the best protection pregnant women and their newborn babies have against influenza.
Despite influenza vaccination being available free to pregnant women on the National Immunisation Program, vaccination rates remain low with only 1 in 3 pregnant women receiving the influenza vaccine.
Influenza infection during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery and even death in newborns and very young babies.
Pregnant women can have the vaccine at any time during pregnancy and they benefit from it all through the year.
The following videos provide more information about flu vaccination during pregnancy.
1. Flu vaccination and pregnancy – What pregnant women need to know
2. Flu vaccination and pregnancy – Vaccinate against flu. Protect your baby too
For further information visit the Immunise Australia website.