No jab, no play
Mitchell Shire is backing the Victorian Government’s Immunisation Campaign to keep children safe by reinforcing the message that immunisation saves lives and keeps children safe from deadly diseases.
‘‘This is a very important campaign to remind parents to ensure their children are fully immunised before heading back to childcare, kindergarten and school after the holidays,’’ Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said.
‘‘The State Government’s new No Jab, No Play law requires all Victorian children to have a record of immunisation before they are enrolled in childcare and kindergarten, unless they have a medical reason.
‘‘Our immunisation service is provided throughout the shire. These immunisation services are offered free to all children eligible for Medicare and our experienced immunisation nurses are available to discuss your child’s immunisation program and give the required vaccines.
‘‘While Mitchell Shire has slightly higher than average immunisation rates, we encourage parents to keep up the good work to help protect our children from infectious diseases.’’
Council immunisation session dates are on the Mitchell Shire website. Parents can keep up-todate with which immunisations are necessary with the Government’s VaxOn Time mobile app.
There are seven public immunisation sessions held each month in various locations across Mitchell Shire. Council also provides a secondary school immunisation program at six secondary schools for students in years 7 to 10.
For session details see www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au
Painful: Baby Paisley with her mum Jaycee Digney receiving her first immunisation from maternal and child health nurse Leesa Neilson at Broadford.