Vaccination is an effective way of helping to protect your baby against some serious diseases. The immune system in babies and young children is not fully developed. 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 receives all recommended doses for each of the vaccine-preventable diseases. Almost all vaccines that are routinely recommended by the Australian Government are funded under the National Immunisation Program. Speak to your healthcare professional if you have any concerns or questions about vaccinating your baby.