A new app will help ensure children receive vital vaccinations in time for the start of the new school year.
NSW Health is urging parents and carers to ensure children are vaccinated on time and has warned vaccinations shouldn’t be delayed even if a child has a minor illness.
Dr Jeremy McAnulty, Executive Director, Health Protection NSW encouraged parents and carers to download the free Save the Date to Vaccinate app.
“The app reminds parents and carers what vaccinations their child needs and when they’re due, in line with the NSW Immunisation Schedule. The app sends automatic reminders to your phone, making it easier to schedule immunisation appointments, and have a record of vaccinations your children have received.
On-time vaccination and overall participation in childhood immunisation programs continues to improve in NSW, with 94.5% of children fully vaccinated by five years of age in the past 12 months compared with 90.8% in 2012.
Protecting children from potentially deadly diseases is a key priority for the NSW Government, which has invested approximately $130 million in the 2019-20 Immunisation Program budget, including Commonwealth and state vaccines.