Monday, 30 October 2017 14:04

Cumberland launches mobile immunisation clinics

Mother and child in immunisation clinic. Mother and child in immunisation clinic. Cumberland Council.

 

Cumberland Council is making it easier for parents to keep their kids safe from vaccine-preventable diseases with free Immunisation Clinics offered at Merrylands, Wentworthville and Pemulwuy.

The immunisation clinics are held four times each month and are staffed by friendly nurses accredited by NSW Health. Both day and evening clinics are available to help parents find the time to schedule a visit.

Cumberland Council Mayor Greg Cummings said the clinics were about making it easier for parents to keep up to date with their immunisation schedule.

“The highest priority of any local government is the health and safety of its residents, especially its youngest,” Mr Cummings said.

“Immunisation remains a simple, safe and effective way to protect your kids from potentially deadly diseases, such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough.

“An active immunisation program is of value to the entire community. The more people who are vaccinated, the fewer opportunities there are for a disease to spread.

“Despite all these benefits, it is easy for many parents to slip behind in their child’s immunisation schedule. This is why our immunisation clinics make it as easy as possible to stay up to date.

“We provide catch up immunisations for children that have missed their scheduled immunisation. We also send out letters reminding parents when the next scheduled immunisation is due.

“Our mobile clinics also remove the need for parents to make a doctor’s appointment and wait in a crowded waiting room.

“All parents need to do is bring along their little blue immunisation record book to a clinic at a time and venue convenient to them. We’ll do the rest.”

For more information about the service including dates and times, please contact 9840 9814.