Vaccinations for Babies and Children

Immunisation is a safe and effective way to protect you and your children from harmful, contagious diseases. It also safeguards the health of other people, now and into the future. In the 1960s and 1970s diseases like tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough killed thousands of children. Today, vaccination campaigns have helped make it extremely rare to die from these diseases in Australia.

In Australia, vaccinations for babies and children are guided by the National Immunisation Program Schedule, which is a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout your life. Vaccines listed in the NIP Schedule are free when given at the specified times. We would normally give 3 vaccinations in a single session; if additional vaccinations are requested around the same time (e.g. Influenza), we would suggest a second appointment. Conversely, we do not split the Government scheduled vaccinations.

Please visit our Appointments page to book a time to discuss your child’s vaccinations with your favourite Turn The Corner doctor at either our Brunswick or Northcote clinics, or to book a time with our Nurse for your child to receive the appropriate Government-supplied vaccines. Parents might also find the State Government’s Maternal and Child Health mobile app a useful reference when planning appointments.