Childhood Immunisations

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There are a lot of myths,old wives tales and talk about these vaccinations.

Before you decide for or against them, please inform yourself about the pros and cons of vaccinating your children.

There has been a decline in vaccine-preventable diseases over time, but theses diseases are on the increase due to children not being vaccinated and also from visitors from overseas where vaccinations are not readily available. We have had a measles outbreak over the last 12 months in Queensland because of overseas visitors. Measles is one of the most severe and highly infectious diseases of childhood. It remains a serious and common disease in many parts of the world such as Fiji and Indonesia.

Here are a few informative websites that may help. You can also come and talk to your GP and Practice Nurse about them.

www.news.ninemsn.com.au/health/2013/09/18/15/20

www.science.org.au/immunisation.html

www.ncirs.usyd.edu.au/facts/mmr_autism.pdf

www.immunise.health.gov.au

www.smh.com.au/national/health/six-myths-about-vaccinations-20130912-2tn90.html

 

happy reading!