Why Should You Vaccinate
Vaccine-preventable diseases are still common in many countries. With increased travel and immigration the risks are real.
Babies are vulnerable to serious and life-threatening diseases, this is why we aim to protect babies as early in life as possible.
Therefore it is important that your baby be fully immunised within the first 6 months of life. In Australia, babies start receiving vaccines at birth and again at 6 weeks, 4 months and 6 months of age.
Due dates are important
To be fully protected against preventable diseases, your child will require a full course (often more than 1 dose) of vaccines at critical times.
For the best protection, vaccinations need to occur on time. ‘On time’ means on (or as close as possible to) the due date in accordance with the National Immunisation Program Schedule Queensland. The schedule below, outlines the ages at which your child should be vaccinated to get the earliest and best protection against vaccine-preventable disease.
The Qld Government has launched a helpful new reminder system for your Mobile device called Vaccidate. Through the use of this app, parents are able to easily access and manage their children’s immunisation schedule, receive reminders on their phone for the next appointment and store a record of vaccinations received for each child.