Immunisation and Your Child

Immunisation and Your Child

Immunisation can protect your child from a range of diseases

Here at My Cubby House, the team encourages the immunisation of your child to protect them from the spread of a range of diseases. However, if you don’t want to immunise your child, we won’t hold that against you or refuse your child’s enrollment. If an outbreak does occur in the centre, your child will be excluded from entering the centre just to be safe.

Why is it important?

When you immunise your child, the vaccine prompts the immune system to fight off a range of diseases while also preventing it from developing. Here are some more important reasons:

  • It’s safe – One of the main worries for many parents is that the vaccines aren’t safe. Although it can cause a bit of pain and discomfort during the injection, it is one of the safest ways to protect your child from harmful diseases. Before vaccines become available, they go through several strict trials before being registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. They are also manufactured to a set of strict safety guidelines.
  • Can save families money – By getting your child vaccinated at the correct time, they will remain healthy and you will be saving money on getting medical attention as well as buying medication.

What can it protect?

By having your child immunised, it can protect your child from several diseases including:

  • Chicken Pox
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles
  • Tetanus
  • Meningococcal
  • Whooping Cough

When’s the correct time?

Created by the Queensland Government, the National Immunisation Program Schedule lists every type of vaccine and when your child should have it.  In Queensland, all vaccines for children are provided free of charge.

To make it easier to keep track of when your child’s next vaccination is, the Queensland Government has also come up with an excellent tool – VacciDate App. This app allows you to keep track of when all your child’s vaccinations are due and be able to have a digital record of every vaccine your child has had.

Immunisation and Your Child at My Cubby House

If you would like more details about immunising your child, contact us. Alternatively, you can visit the Queensland Government website for all the important information about immunisation.

 

FAQs

Why is it important to immunise my child?

It is important to immunise your child because the vaccine prompts the immune system to fight off a number of different diseases. Another important reason is it’s tested. Before made available every vaccine goes through a series of strict trials and are manufactured by a set of strict guidelines.

What can the vaccines protect my child against?

By having your child immunised, the vaccines are protecting your child against a range of diseases including:

  • Chicken Pox
  • Tetanus
  • Whooping Cough
  • Hepatitis A and B
When is the correct time to immunise my child?

Thanks to the Queensland Government, they have created a few handy tools that can help with immunising your child. These tools are:

  • National Immunisation Program Schedule – This lists every type of vaccine that is available and when your child should have it.
  • VacciDate App – This app has been designed to allow you to keep track of all your child’s vaccines as well as being able to schedule out all the future vaccinations.