The Australian Government has launched the ‘One more way you keep them safe’ campaign. The campaign highlights the importance of vaccinating children to protect them from serious diseases.
Australia has a strong National Immunisation Program (NIP) with high rates of childhood vaccination. However, recent data shows that routine childhood immunisation coverage rates have declined over the past two years.
Skipping or delaying vaccinations puts children and those around them at risk of catching serious diseases.
For the best protection, it’s important that children receive their free routine vaccines:
- in line with the NIP schedule
- on time, every time.
The campaign also encourages parents to:
- seek out reliable information about vaccination
- speak to trusted health professional about their child’s immunisations.