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Your Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nurse will discuss immunisations with you at your home visit.

Why should I immunise my child? 

Immunisations are important because they:

  • help protect your child (and other children) from serious diseases and infections
  • help stop the spread of highly infectious and sometimes fatal diseases
  • are legally required for your child to attend childcare and kindergarten

Some examples of diseases that your child will be immunised against include:

  • hepatitis B
  • diphtheria
  • tetanus
  • whooping cough
  • polio
  • measles
  • mumps
  • rubella
  • chickenpox

You can find more information on the MumBubVax website.
 

When should I immunise my child?

The Better Health Victoria website has information on the timings as part of the National Immunisation Schedule.

 

Where can I get my child immunised? 

Sessions run by Council

Immunisations given by Council are free. Our registered nurses are fully qualified and follow the National Immunisation Schedule. Find out when our immunisations sessions are run.

Immunisations from your family doctor

You can make an appointment with your family doctor to have your child immunised. When you make the appointment, be sure to tell the clinic how old your child is and that the appointment is for an immunisation.