Childhood immunisations

At St.LukesHealth, we understand that every parent wants to protect their child from illness. One way that you can do this is to ensure that your child is up to date with their childhood immunisation coverage.

What is immunisation?
Immunisation is a safe and effective way of protecting yourself and your child against serious disease through using your body’s natural defences to build resistance.

Free essential vaccines are provided from the National Immunisation Program.

While infant immunisations can be easy to keep on top of due to regular visits to your child health nurse or GP, once your child gets a little older it can be difficult to remember when they are due for their jabs.

These vaccinations include:
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Some states offer additional free vaccination programs. For information on what is available in your state, visit https://bit.ly/32j1cXa

How do I know when my child is due for a vaccination?
If you are unsure what vaccines your child has received, you can request an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register or talk to your GP.

This list will include all vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program, most school-based vaccines and most privately funded vaccines, including influenza and travel vaccines.

It is up to you to remind your doctor to record your vaccination on the register.
 

Take control of this information with Snug
One way you can take control of your immunisations history is to download Snug and have the information available on your mobile phone.

As a St.LukesHealth member, Snug is free and enables you to connect your Snug account to the Australian Government’s My Health Record.

To download Snug, visit the App Store or Google Play. For more information about Snug, visit snughealth.com.au

Should you need more information on how St.LukesHealth can assist you on your parenting journey, please call 1300 651 988 or email general@stlukes.com.au
 
 

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