Phase 3 of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign – Get the Facts (the Campaign) has launched to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.
Phase 3 of the Campaign focuses on addressing the importance of vaccinating on time and the protection provided by vaccination, as well as continuing to address concerns around vaccine safety.
While national and state vaccination rates are high (nationally over 94.6% for children at five years of age)1, there are still geographical areas with lower coverage and some children are receiving their vaccinations later than clinically recommended.
Skipping or delaying vaccinations puts children and those around them at risk of contracting serious diseases. It’s important that children receive there vaccine on time, every time, for the best protection.
A range of communication resources have been developed and will be hosted on the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign website resource page, this includes a series of new videos:
- Vaccination timing: Get the facts – It’s really important to vaccinate on time
- Vaccination safety and monitoring: Get the facts – Dr Nigel Crawford explains how vaccines are tested and monitored for safety
- Vaccination in the community: The Australian Government is vaccinating against more diseases than ever before
- Vaccination protection Get the facts – Vaccines strengthen your child’s immune system
The 8-week campaign will reach parents through search, social and online channels. Materials such as posters and brochures have also been developed to support the campaign.
To find out more visit the 'Get the facts about immunisation' campaign site.
1National Immunisation Coverage Data (September 2018 Quarter), www.health.gov.au/immunisation, https://beta.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/childhood-immunisation-coverage