Immunisation is one of the best ways to protect tamariki from harmful diseases, which can spread quickly through the community. These diseases can cause serious complications.
What is Immunisation?
Immunisation uses the body’s natural defence, the immune response, to build resistance to specific infections. When an immunised person comes in contact with that disease in the future, their immune system will respond to stop them developing the disease (Source: Ministry of Health).
How Does It Work?
We work closely with doctors and nurses in the Wairarapa to help protect tamariki from diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. Children under the age of 6 who have missed some or all of their scheduled immunisations are referred onto the Outreach Immunisations programme via their medical practice. Our team will then visit you at home to immunise your child.
To find out which vaccinations are recommended for children see the National Immunisation Schedule.
For more about the childhood immunisation visit www.immune.org.nz