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Father warns others of chicken pox complications Date Uploaded: 25 Oct 2010

A father has pleaded for parents to immunise their children after losing his son to chicken pox.  Read More »»

New combination vaccines mean less jabs Date Uploaded: 28 May 2009

A new immunisation schedule for children will take effect in NSW from November 1 reducing the number of injections that babies will receive at 2, 4 and 6 months of age from three to two.  Read More »»

Public Health Alert over positive case of polio in Australia Date Uploaded: 30 Jul 2007

Victorian health authorities have reported a case of polio in a 22 year old male who recently returned by plane to Australia from Pakistan.  Read More »»

7.5 million lives saved in world MMR campaign Date Uploaded: 30 Mar 2007

The World Health Organisation's MMR mass vaccination campaign saved an estimated 7.5 million lives during the six-year period it operated.  Read More »»

Unsure about MMR vaccination? Date Uploaded: 21 Mar 2007

If you are unsure about vaccinating your child against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), you can now access a decision aid tool with information about each disease, the risks and benefits of vaccination, as well as instructions on how to compare the risks.  Read More »»