Phase three of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign – Get the Facts has launched to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.
Phase three of the Campaign focuses on addressing the importance of vaccinating on time and the protection provided by vaccination, as well as continuing to address concerns around vaccine safety.
While national and state vaccination rates are high (nationally over 94.6 per cent for children at five years of age), there are still geographical areas with lower coverage and some children are receiving their vaccinations later than clinically recommended.
Skipping or delaying vaccinations puts children and those around them at risk of contracting serious diseases. It’s important that children receive there vaccine on time, every time, for the best protection.
A range of communication resources have been developed and will be hosted on the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign website resource page, this includes a series of new videos:
- Vaccination timing: ‘Get the facts – It’s really important to vaccinate on time’
- Vaccination safety and monitoring: ‘Get the facts – Dr Nigel Crawford explains how vaccines
are tested and monitored for safety
- Vaccination in the community: ‘The Australian Government is vaccinating against more
diseases than ever before’
- Vaccination Protection: ‘Get the facts – Vaccines strengthen your child’s immune system’
The eight-week campaign will reach parents through search, social and online channels. Materials such as posters and brochures have also been developed to support the campaign.
To find out more visit the ‘Get the facts about immunisation’ campaign site.
Disclaimer: This article was provided by Australian Government Department of Health. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.