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Vaccinations for Pregnant Women.


If you are over 28 weeks pregnant the Department of Health is recommending that you have a vaccination to protect your baby against whooping cough.  There have been a number of reported outbreaks in our area.  Please contact reception to arrange an appointment.


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Why vaccinate your kids?

As a parent, you may not like seeing your baby or child being given an injection. However, vaccination will help protect them against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases.

There are three good reasons to have your child vaccinated:

  • vaccinations are quick, safe and extremely effective
  • once your child has been vaccinated against a disease, their body can fight it off better
  • if a child isn't vaccinated, they're at higher risk of catching  and becoming very ill from  the illness

There will always be some children who are unavoidably unprotected because:

  • they can't be vaccinated for medical reasons
  • they're too young to be vaccinated
  • they can't get to the vaccine clinics
  • the vaccine doesn't work (although this is rare)

However, if more parents have their children vaccinated, then more children in the community will be protected against an illness. This lowers the chance of a measles outbreak.

Here at Henfield Medical Centre we will be notified by the Childrens Health Bureau when you childs immunisations are due and we will send you a letter with an appointment, normally this clinic runs on a Monday afternoon. 

 
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