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Vaccination Changes and Immunisation Information, Issues, and Help

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coldsOne of the key international measures of a healthy population is a country's percentage of children fully immunised against diseases.

The higher the immunisation rate, the more successful NZ is seen to be in protecting young children's health.  However, there are things you need to know and issues to consider at both the individual level for a child, for supporting a family's decision, and for other children and people within an early childhood service and the community.

This article covers the following topics:

  1. Availability
  2. Safety
  3. Attending an Early Childhood Service and Starting School
  4. The Immunisation Debate
  5. Children with Immune Deficiencies
  6. Flu Vaccine for Children at Increased Risk of Infection
  7. Vaccination Timing
  8. NZ Immunisation Schedule to Age 5 years and Diseases Covered (applies from 1 July 2014)
  9. Changes made in 2011 to the NZ Immunisation Schedule

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