New tools to boost childhood vaccination rates

Local government is being encouraged to help boost childhood immunisations by sharing a range of resources about routine vaccinations suitable for parents and carers of young children.

The Department of Health has produced a new community information kit as well as a poster and resources about the flu vaccination.

The free vaccines available through the National Immunisation Program (NIP) are a simple, safe, and effective way to protect children from preventable diseases, such as measles and whooping cough.

Councils are encouraged to share these resources through local communication channels – for example, posting one of the suggested posts on social media platforms, or displaying posters in community spaces – to remind parents and carers about the importance of vaccination.

Hard copy materials including magnets, brochures and posters are also available.

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