Help Me Stay Strong: Get me immunised on time
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Get me immunised on time - frequently asked questions on childhood immunisation for Aboriginal children
The 'Help me stay strong' campaign targets parents, caregivers and family members of Aboriginal children 0 to 4 years of age, with a specific focus on children 0 to 24 months of age. The primary aim is to improve timeliness of vaccination in Aboriginal children for vaccines due at 6 weeks of age, 4, 6, 12 and 18 months of age.
To give your child the best start in life, get their immunisations on time to help keep them safe against disease.
Immunisation rates for Aboriginal children in South Australia below the age of 2 years are below the target of 95%.
For further information, see the South Australian Immunisation Coverage Rates.
There are a number of factors leading to the gap in coverage rates between Aboriginal children and non-Aboriginal children . Some of the main ones include:
SA Health has developed a promotional strategy and is, working collaboratively with Aboriginal immunisation providers in an aim to increase immunisation rates by increasing awareness about the need for timely and complete immunisations for all Aboriginal children.
Promotional posters and brochures to promote immunisation for Aboriginal children will assist providers in addressing the low vaccination coverage rates in Aboriginal children. The promotional resources act as reminders for parents and carers of Aboriginal children about the need for timely vaccination and are available to be ordered from the Immunisation Section.
For a downloadable copy of the poster, please click on the images below.
For more information on vaccinations or other immunisation information, contact your doctor, immunisation provider or SA Health's Immunisation Section.