There is so much to think about and remember when you become a parent for the first time, including remembering all of the various health checks your child needs. Keep …
Whooping cough is highly contagious. Here are some simple steps you can take to protect your family against whopping cough and the severe complications it can cause
During pregnancy the risk of serious complications from influenza, the flu, is greatly increased. The best way to protect yourself against the flu is by immunising against it. In Australia …
A 27 year old man in Queensland has died from diptheria contracted within Australia. There is concern that lack of immunisation is resulting in an increase in diphtheria cases.
Vaccinations are one of the greatest advances in preventative health, but unfortunately vaccination rates have been decreasing in recent years. GP Melissa Homewood addresses a number of the common concerns and questions many parents have, separating the fact from myth.
“As a new mum and GP about to resume work, my ears pricked up when I heard of a new vaccine made available earlier this year targeting the most serious and common strain in Australia, Meningococcal B. So it was for a combination of personal and professional reasons that I trawled the available information. Here is my summary…”
Q&A: My DD is getting her 6 week needles this afternoon. Do any mums out there have any suggestions to make bubs more comfortable if she is unsettled after her needles?
Q&A: found out that a close family members children are not immunized. They have been overseas and have all been seriously ill since returning home from their trip. I have two little ones and my youngest is not old enough to have had all his immunizations yet. We have seen them since they’ve been home and the children have played together. I am really quite upset and angry that we weren’t told about this and I am not comfortable seeing them until my youngest has had all of his immunizations. I’m not sure how to go about talking with them about it, really not keen on starting a family feud but I really feel like I should say something. Any suggestions would be fantastic
What do you do when you are very pro-vaccination but the mother of your children is heavily against it? Darrell explains how this issue has affected his family and why he supports his wife’s decision.
With winter fast approaching we are getting a lot of questions about the flu vaccine in pregnancy and young children. When making any decision about vaccination it is imperative that information is sought from reliable and evidence based sources. Too often, people question vaccinations, but don’t think to question the information that they are given about it. We have included some important information and link to where you can find more.
Vaccinations are a very contentious topic in any baby forum, mothers group or even amongst family members. We asked our mums whether they chose to vaccinate, delay vaccinate or not vaccinate at all and these were their responses.