Why immunisation is so important
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting your child and yourself against some diseases that can cause serious illnesses and sometimes death. And if your child is protected, he won’t be able to pass the infection on to other people – especially very young babies who haven’t been fully immunised yet.
Also, some immunisations, including rubella immunisation, help protect unborn babies.
- haemophilus influenza type B (Hib)
- hepatitis B
- meningococcal C
- whooping cough.
Where you can have your child immunised
Immunisations can be provided by your doctor, immunisation clinics, local councils, community child health nurses and some hospitals.