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Immunisation is a safe and effective way of protecting you and the whole community against certain disease outbreaks. The Australian Government receives expert advice from researchers to ensure immunisation is a safe service for the community.
Some states in Australia now require children to be vaccinated according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP), before attending child care or pre-school or accessing certain government benefits.
So, if you are ready to get started, follow these five easy steps to ensure you and your family are up-to-date with vaccinations.
If you’re not sure what vaccines you and your family have received, you can request your personal immunisation record from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
You can either:
Immunisations form a vital part of Tindale Family Practice’s preventative care strategy and our nursing staff are qualified to perform vaccinations. Tindale Family Practice offer this service Monday to Saturday during opening hours. For more information please call (02) 4729 5100, or click here to make an appointment online.
Bring your personal immunisation record to your appointment. An up-to-date record tells your nurse which vaccines you or your family member have already received.
The nurse at the Tindale Family Practice will go through a pre-vaccination checklist and the vaccine will generally be given by needle in the arm or leg, or by drops in the mouth.
You will receive information on what to expect post-vaccination. Common reactions to vaccinations can include a mild fever and pain where you received the needle. Most reactions are mild and go away quickly. Note: see your doctor or nurse as soon as possible or go directly to a hospital if you or your family member is having a severe or unexpected reaction to the vaccination.
The nurse will enter information about the vaccine you received into the Australian Immunisation Register.
A great way to keep up-to-date with future vaccinations is to get reminders on a smartphone app. More information regarding these apps can be found here.
As you can see, keeping your family up-to-date with their vaccinations is an easy process. Our friendly staff at Tindale Family Practice are happy to assist you with any of the above steps. See you at the practice soon.