immunisations

Vaccinations
Vaccinations (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We are strongly encouraged by the international scientific community to use vaccinations to protect ourselves from many infectious and chronic diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccinations prevent 2-3 million deaths around the world every year. Since the introduction ... Read More »

Vaccinations during pregnancy
Vaccinations during pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Two vaccinations are recommended in Australia during pregnancy: whooping cough (pertussis) and influenza.   Whooping cough Whooping cough, caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis, can be a very serious disease for babies that can even cause death. ... Read More »

Vaccinations and planning for pregnancy
Vaccinations and planning for pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

During pregnancy, you are more likely to catch certain illnesses as your immune system is naturally weaker than usual. Therefore, it is important that before becoming pregnant, you protect yourself against diseases that can harm you or your unborn baby. ... Read More »

Vaccinations for your child (5 years and older)
Vaccinations for your child (5 years and older) (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

All children over the age of five should be given any missed vaccinations from the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule. Talk to your doctor to arrange a catch-up schedule if necessary, and remember, the standard vaccines are free up until ... Read More »

Vaccinations for your baby (0-5 years)
Vaccinations for your baby (0-5 years) (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Vaccinations protect babies against many diseases while their immune systems are still developing. They are a simple, safe and effective way of preventing many serious childhood illnesses. This article discusses what you need to know about vaccinating your child up ... Read More »

An introduction to vaccinations
An introduction to vaccinations (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What are vaccinations? Vaccinations improve immunity to particular diseases. They provide a safe and effective way of preventing the spread of many diseases that can cause significant health problems, including death. Vaccinations are considered to be the most significant public ... Read More »

Perth mums play instrumental part in world-first vaccine
Perth mums play instrumental part in world-first vaccine (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New mothers in Perth are teaming up with researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute in a global bid to develop the first vaccine to prevent Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) disease. The Maternal RSV Study is being run by the Institute’s Vaccine Trials Group as ... Read More »

Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination
Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by a scholar from The University of Western Australia has found that the majority of midwives support vaccinations for babies and children. Dr Katie Attwell, a senior lecturer in UWA’s School of Social Sciences, reviewed nine studies ... Read More »

Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents
Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents are reminded to talk with their doctor to ensure children are fully vaccinated following a review of vaccine-preventable deaths in NSW over the past decade. The review, ‘Child Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Infectious Diseases, NSW 2005-2014’, from the National Centre for ... Read More »

First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children
First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

First-time mums are more hesitant and undecided about childhood vaccinations compared to mothers with children and only two thirds of all mothers believe they receive enough information on vaccines during pregnancy. In a new study published in Vaccine by researchers ... Read More »

 
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