Importance of timely childhood immunisations

Importance of timely childhood immunisations

Posted on Nov 18, 2020

Parents will be aware of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule – a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout your life. Children have a fantastic immune response that becomes less potent as we get older, which is one of the reasons vaccines are given at a young age.

To ensure the best possible protection for your child, it’s important to make sure they have their immunisations on time. Delaying a vaccine increases the risk that a child will suffer from a vaccine-preventable disease.

COVID has meant some parents have not felt comfortable bringing their children into medical settings. As we now emerge slowly from lockdown, now is a great time to get your children’s vaccines up-to-date if they have fallen behind. If you have missed a session, the vaccine schedule can be safely continued as if there had been no delay; there is rarely a need to repeat doses already received before having catch-up doses. Turn The Corner’s new clinic has lots of waiting space and plenty of handwashing stations, so you will feel safe bringing your child.

To make an appointment for your child’s vaccines, simply go here and book an Immunisation appointment with our Nurse.