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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: Chickenpox vaccination - Year 7 school based immunisation program
Summary: The chickenpox (varicella) vaccine is now offered to all children in Year 7 at school. If your child has already received a chickenpox vaccine or has a reliable history of chickenpox infection, no further doses are required. Please complete the relevant sections on the consent card and return the form to school. The chickenpox vaccine contains modified live virus at a reduced strength and a small amount of the antibiotic, neomycin.
Title: Childhood pneumococcal disease
Summary: Pneumococcal disease is a major cause of hospitalisation and death among children less than five years of age in Australia. Children under one year of age have the highest risk of pneumococcal meningitis. Therefore the earlier this immunisation is given the better because the age peak it affects is very young.
Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine for 18 month old children
Summary: The National Immunisation Program schedule provides free diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough vaccine to children at 18 months of age.
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, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine information and consent form - Year 7 secondary school students
Summary: The diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine is offered to all children in Year 7 of secondary school or aged 12 to 13 years in the community setting. The sheet lists possible side effects and provides a pre-immunisation checklist
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: Haemophilus influenzae type b and Meningococcal C (Hib-MenC)
Summary: The National Immunisation Program provides free combined Hib and meningococcal C vaccine for protection against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningococcal group C disease to children at 12 months of age.
Title: How to give EpiPen
Summary: Step by step instructions for giving new look and original EpiPen.
Title: HPV vaccine
Summary: An overview of the human papillomavirus (HPV), the vaccine, and how to get the vaccine.
Title: Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) - Year 7 secondary school-based program
Summary: The HPV vaccine is offered to all children in Year 7 at secondary school or aged 12 to 13 years in the community setting.
Title: Immunisations - vaccinations in Victoria
Summary: Vaccinations are encouraged for all individuals living in the state of Victoria, Australia. The immunisation program in Victoria may be different than 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. Vaccinations are required for young children and are also given to children at school. Adults should also have vaccinations depending on their health, age, lifestyle or occupation. Learn more about how the immunisation system works and where you can go to find out more.
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: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella - Information for parents
Summary: The new combination MMRV vaccine protects against four common childhood illnesses in a single vaccine. These illnesses can lead to serious complications such as encephalitis (brain inflammation), meningitis (infection of the tissues surrounding the brain), congenital rubella syndrome (can cause severe malformations in babies born to mothers infected with rubella during pregnancy) and bacterial skin infections (can cause scarring).
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 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: Meningococcal secondary school vaccine program consent form
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 15-19 year olds in Victoria until 31 December 2017. 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 vaccine free to all children aged 1 to 5 years
Summary: Sign saying 'Free Meningococcal C Vaccine is now available to all children aged one to five years.'
Title: Parents' free whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine
Summary: 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.
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: People in Australia need to be immunised against polio. A recent case in Victoria alerts us to the need for ongoing immunisation against polio. There are still cases of the disease overseas, and there is a risk of it being re-established here if children and adults are not immunised.
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: A free vaccine is now available for people aged 70–79 years old. Shingles can be very painful and lead to serious, long-term complications.
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: Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children in Australia. The National Immunisation Program schedule provides free oral rotavirus vaccine to infants aged six weeks, four months and six months of age.
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: The 'No Jab, No Play' law aims to improve vaccination rates and reduce the prevalence and spread of disease. Before enrolling a child, early childhood services will have to first obtain evidence that the child is: either fully immunised for their age, or on a vaccination catch-up program, or unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons. 'Conscientious objection' is not an exemption under the 'No Jab No Play' legislation.
Title: Starting primary school? School entry immunisation status certificates
Summary: Vaccination at four years of age is important. This fact sheet explains the school entry immunisation certificate.
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 Treatment
Summary: Information for people who are to start tuberculosis treatment. It includes potential side effects of main TB medications.
Title: Vaccinations and Autism (fact sheet)
Summary: Autism is generally considered to be a neurodevelopmental disability. It is thought that the main causes are genetic but because the exact cause is not yet known, there are many theories about what might contribute to a child showing signs of autism. One theory that has gained attention in the media and on the internet since the 1990s is that vaccines are somehow linked to autism. Concerns in some groups in the UK have particularly focussed on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) immunisation, while US groups have generally been concerned about the role of mercury (thiomersal) in vaccinations[i], although there are indications that concerns about the MMR are increasingly common in the US
Title: Vaccine side effects
Summary: Common side effects occur soon after vaccination and last 1 to 2 days. Generally no treatment is required. Download the document to find out more.
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. Inlcudes information about side effects of immunisation, immunisation records and school enrolment, and vaccines for adults.
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