Vaccination is an effective way of protecting your baby against some serious diseases. The immune system in babies and young children is not fully developed, unlike older children and adults. Once babies are vaccinated, their bodies are better able to fight those diseases if they come into contact with them.
To get appropriate protection, it is recommended that your baby receive the scheduled doses for each of the vaccine-preventable diseases. All vaccines that are routinely recommended by the Australian Government are funded under the National Immunisation Program. Speak to your doctor or nurse if you have any concerns or questions about vaccinating your baby.