julie-ruth

Vaccination for children

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    Hello, just wondering what vaccinations does Austrialian children get and at what age, there are new vaccinations that have just come out in England for twelve year old girls the HPV. Does anyone know if this one is availiable in the Australian health system, also do we as parents have to chase for vaccine's for our children or are we sent information via school or post when they are at appropriate age. Last question on this subject is there a phone number or website to see information on this subject.

     

    Julie

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    You should be able to get it from your local council on vaccination days, it is free the HPV as are all vaccines done through your local council. The gov has been running a programme now for 2 years to catch all the girls in the age range before they leave school. There is also a catch up available for womwn up to 26. Usually those vaccinations due in early teens like Adult dpt are given at school. Anyways here is the schedule

     

    Birth Hep B

     

    2 months

    Hep B

    Diptheria, tetanus and pertussis

    Hib

    polio

    Pneumococcal

    Rotavirus

     

    4 Months

    Hep B

    diptheria, tetanus, petussis

    polio

    Pneumoccocal

    Rotavirus

     

    6 Months

    As above

     

    12 months

    hep B(if not had 3rd dose since birth dose)

    Hib

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella

    Meningococcal C

     

    18 Months

    Varicellar

     

    4 years

    Diptheria, tetanus and pertussis

    MMR

    Polio

     

    10-13 yrs

    Hep B

    Varicella(chicken Pox)

     

    12-13 yrs

    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

     

    15-17 yrs

    Diptheria, tetanus , pertussis

     

    65 and over

    Influenza

    pneumococcal

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    Guest Lulujim

    Wow, that's briliant. Thanks for that Rachel, was wondering about Florence's jabs! x

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