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Title: A reminder for parents about immunisation
Summary: It's not only babies, toddlers and children who need to be immunised against common childhood illnesses - parents, grandparents and carers do too. You could unwittingly give a serious illness to your child if your immunisation status is not kept up-to-date.
Title: BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination - information for patients
Summary: Information about the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination to help prevent tuberculosis (TB), including who should have the vaccination and who should not, its advantages and disadvantages, and the side effects.
Title: Being tested for tuberculosis
Summary: Sometimes people can become infected with tuberculosis (TB) germs without getting the actual disease. The Mantoux test, also called the tuberculin skin test, can show if the person has ever been infected by TB germs. TB infection does not mean the person has the disease, but if someone has been infected there is a chance they might get sick with TB in the future.
Title: Catch up vaccinations for refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria
Summary: This resource was designed for refugee and migrant communities in Victoria about catch-up vaccinations
Title: Childhood pneumococcal disease
Summary: This translated resource provides information on childhood pneumococcal disease and the National Immunisation Program schedule that provides free pneumococcal vaccine to all infants. It outlines what the disease is, the vaccines, who is eligible for the vaccines and also possible side effects.
Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine for 18 month old children
Summary: This translated information resource provides information on the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine given for free to children at 18 months old through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It describes what diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) is, describes the vaccines and also side effects. It also has a short pre-immunisation checklist.
Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and poliomyelitis (polio) immunisation
Summary: The National Immunisation Program schedule provides free diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio vaccine to children at four years of age. The sheet lists possible side effects and provides a pre-immunisation checklist.
Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio and Hib vaccine for infants
Summary: The National Immunisation Program provides free diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio and Hib vaccine to infants at two, four and six months of age. This document provides a pre-immunisation checklist and information about side effects. Includes diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine consent form
Title: Diphtheria and tetanus immunisation information
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about the Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccination, who should be immunised and possible side effects.
Title: Getting to know health care in Australia: a pocket guide for new arrivals
Summary: A short overview on Australian health services and how to access them
Title: Get your immunisation history statement using your Medicare online account (Bilingual statement)
Summary: Learn how to use your Medicare online account to view, print and download an immunisation history statement for yourself or your child under 14 years of age.
Title: Hepatitis A by DHHS
Summary: Information about symptoms, transmission, prevention, immunisation and treatment.
Title: How to give EpiPen
Summary: Step by step instructions for giving EpiPen adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors.
Title: HPV vaccine - preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) cancers and diseases by vaccination brochure
Summary: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both men and women. This brochure provides information about HPV, how to get vaccinated against HPV and the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.
Title: Hygiene and infection control
Summary: Information on immunisation, exclusion of sick children and hand washing.
Title: Immunisations - vaccinations in Victoria (audio)
Summary: Vaccinations are encouraged for all individuals living in the state of Victoria, Australia. The immunisation program in Victoria may be different to other countries, and individuals who have moved to Victoria from overseas may need catch-up immunisations. Learn about how immunisations are managed in Australia through the National Immunisation Program Schedule and the Australian Immunisation Register, and learn more about how the immunisation system works and where you can go to find out more.
Title: Immunisation (audio version)
Summary: To get a family payment for a child under 20 years of age, you need to make sure their immunisations are up to date.
Title: Immunisation (bilingual version)
Summary: To get a family payment for a child under 20 years of age, you need to make sure their immunisations are up to date.
Title: Important facts about Rubella for the whole community
Summary: This document contains information on Rubella, including Facts, Prevention and Treatment
Title: Infant hepatitis B immunisation information
Summary: Information about the hepatitis B vaccine given to newborn babies. Includes information about the disease, why babies should have the vaccine, and information about possible side effects. It is important to start the hepatitis B immunisation as soon as possible after birth.
Title: Influenza campaign poster 2019
Summary: Information for consumers to protect against the influenza. Download and print any of the A3 campaign posters and display them in receptions, waiting rooms or anywhere they can be seen.
Title: Initial immunisation evidence request text
Summary: Initial immunisation evidence request text may assist childcare/kindergartens to assist parents in complying with the 'No Jab, No Play' legislation, that requires all children to be fully vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption to be enrolled in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria.
Title: Measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox immunisation information
Summary: This translated resource provides information about the measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox vaccines for children at 18 months of age through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It includes information on what they are, the vaccine itself, possible side effects and a short pre-immunisations checklist.
Title: Measles is about
Summary: Health facility posters provide information about measles signs and sumptoms and promote the general public and health care workers to ensure measles cases are quickly identified from other vulnerable persons.
Title: Meningococcal ACWY secondary school vaccine program
Summary: This document provides information about the four-in-one combined vaccine for protection against meningococcal A, C, W, Y strains that is free to secondary school students in Victoria. It must be signed by the parents/carers of eligible young people under 18 years old so they can receive the vaccine at secondary school.
Title: Meningococcal disease
Summary: Information about meningococcal disease, an uncommon but serious disease, which is more likely to affect small children, adolescents and young adults. Includes symptoms, prevention and treatment.
Title: Parents' free whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine
Summary: A translated document that describes how from 1 June 2015, pregnant women and parents (including adoptive parents and foster parents) of newborn babies born on or after 1 June 2015 (before the baby is six months old) are eligible for a free whooping cough vaccine. It includes information detailing the vaccine, and having vaccines during pregnancy.
Title: Pertussis (whooping cough)
Summary: Information about pertussis (whooping cough), a disease that can be very serious in small children, but is preventable by immunisation.
Title: Polio immunisation information
Summary: This translated information resource provides information on Poliomyelitis (polio) and the Polio vaccine. It includes what it is, the vaccine, possible side effects of the vaccine and a short pre-immunisation checklist.
Title: Pre-immunisation checklist
Summary: A checklist for immunisation providers to use to decide the best immunisation schedule for a patient.
Title: Protect yourself against Shingles
Summary: Your vaccinations don't stop at childhood. This brochure is about shingles, the shingles vaccine and how to protect yourself against shingles. A free shingles vaccine is available for people aged 70 to 79 years of age.
Title: Protect your baby from whooping cough
Summary: Vaccinate for free when pregnant. This brochure provides information about whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination in pregnancy.
Title: Rabies and Bat Lyssavirus infection
Summary: A guide to rabies and bay lyssavirus infection, serious diseases transmitted by bites and scratches from infected animals. Includes information on prevention.
Title: Rotavirus immunisation information
Summary: This translated resource provides information on the Rotavirus, the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children in Australia. It includes information on the protection against rotavirus that is available free of charge under the National Immunisation Program Schedule for babies in two doses at two and four months of age. It also includes a pre-immunisation checklist and information on possible side effects.
Summary: Facts about rubella, a viral infection which can cause serious damage to unborn babies. Includes information about immunisation.
Title: Rubella information (with special emphasis for women of childbearing age)
Summary: Fact sheet on rubella, an infectious disease which can harm unborn babies. Includes information on how the disease is spread, symptoms, prevention and immunisation.
Title: Starting childcare or kindergarten? Immunisation information for parents enrolling a child
Summary: This translated document details the enrolment requirements in Victoria for children in long day care, kindergarten, family day care or occasional care. It also includes information on Immunisation History Statements and childhood immunisation schedule.
Title: Starting primary school? Immunisation information for parents enrolling a child into primary school in Victoria
Summary: A translated document that outlines the lawful requiremnt that all parents must provide a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register to enrol their child in primary school. The document outlines what the statement is and used for as well as what to do if a child is immunised overseas.
Title: Travelling to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj
Summary: Visitors to the Hajj may be at extra risk of some infections, because of the crowded conditions at ceremonies, accommodation sites and on public transport, which can be a risk for some illnesses including meningococcal disease. Some precautions will help to make your journey safer and more enjoyable.
Title: Tuberculosis - BCG vaccination
Summary: The vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) is known as BCG (bacille Calmette-Guérin) vaccine. This fact sheet provides information about who can get the vaccination and what to expect.
Title: Tuberculosis - the facts
Summary: Information about transmission, symptoms, testing and meaning of test results, treatment and immunisation.
Title: Tuberculosis treatment
Summary: Information for people who are to start tuberculosis treatment. It includes potential side effects of main TB medications.
Title: Vaccine side effects
Summary: This translated document outlines common side effects that occur soon after vaccination and last 1 to 2 days. Generally no treatment is required. Download the document to find out more.
Title: What is influenza?
Summary: A guide to influenza (flu), including information on symptoms and how immunisation can prevent the disease.
Title: Whooping cough vaccine and your pregnancy
Summary: Whooping cough vaccine given to the mother when she is pregnant is the best way to stop babies from getting whooping cough. This resource addresses common questions around the use of this vaccine in pregnant women.
Title: Why do children need immunisation?
Summary: A guide to immunisation for children in NSW, including which vaccines are needed and at what ages. Explains that immunisation helps protect babies and children from potentially serious diseases. Includes information about side effects of immunisation, immunisation records and school enrolment, and vaccines for adults.
Title: Year 7 secondary school vaccine program - information and consent form
Summary: This translated consent form is for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and the Diphtheria-tetanus whooping cough vaccine that are offered to all children in Year 7 at secondary school or aged 12 to 13 years in the community setting. It firstly provides information on HPV and Diphtheria-tetanus whooping cough, and then has the consent form attached.
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