Save the Date to Vaccinate

By Frederique Bros
on 10 April 2013

It’s important to vaccinate your children and to do it on time. Immunisation protects the community against vaccine-preventable diseases. Each vaccine plays an important role, so timely vaccination is the best way to protect your child. This website offers parents access to comprehensive information on immunisation as well as the following, easy-to-use free tools designed to help you save the date to vaccinate. I didn’t think one day I will say that – but I have to admit NSW Health for Save the date to vaccinate is as well a very well designed website.

NSW Health is making it easier for parents to ensure their children are fully immunised on time. As part of an immunisation awareness campaign, the “Save the Date” phone App allows parents to enter their child’s name, date of birth and GP contact details. The App will then calculate the next immunisation due date and send a series of reminders to prompt the parent to call their GP to schedule an appointment for each immunisation. Parents can make that call straight from the App.

Why vaccinate?

  • Vaccination is the best way to protect your child from serious diseases.
  • By vaccination, you are protecting your child as well as the broader community.
  • The more people vaccinate their children, the more we can control serious-preventable diseases.

When to vaccinate?

The immunisation schedule provides a summary of the vaccines that your child needs and the ages at which they should be given. Delaying vaccination when your little one is feeling off colour is a normal response. But the truth is, even if they have a runny nose or slight cold they can still receive their shots.

Timely vaccination is the best way to keep your child protected from serious vaccine-preventable diseases. So book ahead, make an appointment with your doctor. Download one of our handy tools to help you save the date to vaccinate – it’s a free app!

Where to vaccinate?

  • GPS
  • Aboriginal Medical Services
  • Some local councils
  • Some community health centres

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