Brimbank,
22
August
2014
|
02:39
Australia/Melbourne

Immunise now!

Protect yourself, your family and the community

Summary
  • Mother's talk about immunisation benefits

  • Missed your vaccination day? Don’t worry!

  • Secondary School Immunisation Program

  • Parents! Complete Your Immunisation Forms!

  • DID you know? Year 9 Boys can get the vaccine free too!

  • Need More Information?

  • Immunisation protects people against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community
  • Immunisation uses the body’s natural defence mechanism - the immune response to build resistance to specific infections
  • Immunisation helps people stay healthy by preventing serious infections

two caucasian mothers and their teenage daughters smiling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylors Lakes mum Lisa Gouder said she believes strongly in the importance of immunisations. “I believe immunisations are absolutely necessary to ensure our kids and our communities stay healthy,” Ms Gouder said.

“Parents need to realise there's much more pain in seeing your kids lying sick and helpless in hospital should they get a disease, than the pain of a needle that can prevent diseases.

“Getting immunised was easy. The service through Brimbank City Council came to our kids at school. We simply completed a card that was relevant and informative. We gave authorisation by signing it and returned it to the school.”

Also from Taylors Lakes, Melissa Mountjoy found Council’s school immunisation service easy to use.

“Recently my daughter, Ebony (in year 7) had her routine immunisations and my other daughter has also had all her required immunisations. Immunisation through the school has been very convenient, informative, and reliable.

“Ebony has a terrible phobia of needles but the nurses seemed to be able to talk and support her through these feelings!”


Missed your vaccination day? Don’t worry!
Council runs five super sessions a month across Brimbank, for babies, toddlers, teenagers and adults according to the National Immunisation program. Email immunisation@brimbank.vic.gov.au or phone 9249 4000 to find out when the next session is held.

 

Secondary School Immunisation Program
Council’s Environmental Health Services Unit conducts annual visits to all secondary schools in the municipality to administer vaccinations for:

  • Chicken Pox
  • Human Papilloma Virus to Year 7 students and to Year 9 Boys as a catch up program; and
  • Boostrix (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough) to Year 10 students.

The 2015 program involves vaccinating all students in years 7,8,9 and 10 Boostrix (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough) as well as all year 7 students with Chicken Pox Human Papilloma Virus vaccinations.

 

Parents! Complete Your Immunisation Forms!
Cancer Council Victoria and Council are urging you to sign and return consent forms for your children who are eligible for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.

This is crucial as your child can only receive the free vaccine once you've returned completed the consent forms.

The vaccine protects against the two high-risk HPV types (types 16 and 18) which cause 70 per cent of cervical cancers in women and 90 per cent of all HPV-related cancers in men.


DID you know? Year 9 Boys can get the vaccine free too!
Until the end of 2014, Year 9 boys are also being offered the vaccine for free at school under the national catch-up program. The course needs to be started and completed in 2014 to be eligible for the funded vaccine.

Find out more about the HVP vaccination immunsation program.


Need More Information?
Children and adults can receive vaccines against common diseases at our regular immunisation sessions. Our 2014 schedule is posted on our immunisation page.

Find out all you need to know regarding vaccinations and immunisation at Immunise Australia Program.