As a parent, you work hard to protect your baby.
Vaccines are a valuable tool in your efforts to keep your child healthy and safe. Vaccines offer the best known protection against a number of devastating illnesses. They must given on a timely basis to protect your child at the earliest opportunity and when they are most vulnerable.
The WA government provides some general information on immunisation.
Your child will receive vaccines at various stages in their childhood. See the WA childhood immunisation schedule.
Watch a video to hear from local expert paediatric immunologist, Dr Peter Richmond from Perth Children’s Hospital, as he explains about the importance of childhood vaccination.
Want to know more?
Department of Health – Immunisation
Raising Children Network – Immunisation in childhood