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.