The information no parents can ignore.
Each time I have a child, the immunisation schedule changes. This is a good thing.
It means that doctors and health authorities are regularly updating the way vaccines are given, adding new ones to the schedule as they are tested and approved for general use and making sure the schedule minimises all possible effects.
But it can be confusing. Especially if you have more than one child and you have to juggle a bunch of dates along with everything else you have to remember in your life.
I’ve had times when all three of my children have required their different vaccinations all within a couple of months of each other.
And because personally, I’m hopeless with dates, this has been challenging.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by NSW Health. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
I have always struggled with dates. I forget birthdays. I write my hairdressing appointments in my diary for the wrong day. I never know when my period is due.
But none of those things are terribly serious (except this one time when I forgot my best friend’s birthday….thankfully when I hadn’t called by dinnertime that day, her husband called ME to remind me).
Childhood vaccinations though? These are dates you do not want to forget.
Since I had my first child 16 years ago and still today, there’s always this nagging fear: have I forgotten someone’s immunisations? It plays on my mind because like almost all parents, I take vaccination very seriously.