Catch up vaccination, why ?
Updated: Jan 12, 2021
If your child had vaccinations in other countries, it can be different from our national immunisation program in Australia. By checking overseas vaccinations and comparing to our national program we can make sure that our child has had all vaccines needed.
You need to make a long appointment with your GP first. We need to check immunisation records and to make sure there is no harm to your child if he/she gets vaccinated ( Vaccination contraindications).
In next few days we inform you of what vaccines needed or in some cases no need for further vaccination. You can obtain a letter from your GP to present to school or Centelink if needed.
In that letter we state that your child had catch up vaccinations and vaccination is up to date.
If you ignore catch up vaccinations your child may not enjoy the same level of protection provided by national immunisation program in Australia.
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