vaccine

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 »

Non-vaccinators just want to fit in
Non-vaccinators just want to fit in (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has revealed parents’ choices about whether to vaccinate their children are largely influenced by their social networks, with parents often left feeling either validated or marginalised within their communities. ... 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 »

How complementary medicine practitioners can help get kids vaccinated
How complementary medicine practitioners can help get kids vaccinated (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian parents who take their children to a complementary medicine practitioner such as a naturopath or chiropractor are more likely to delay or reject vaccination, according to our research. Vaccine coverage for five-year-old children is over 93% across Australia, according ... 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 »

 
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