High immunisation rates here

RECENTLY released National Immunisation Program data showed that as of December 31, 2018, 97.44 per cent of children under the age of five years and three months living in the Shire of Gannawarra were fully immunised. 

This exceeds the Victorian average of 93.87 per cent and the Australian average of 93.33 per cent. One hundred per cent of children living in the shire aged between 12 and 15 months and 60 to 63 months were fully immunised.

The mayor, Cr Lorraine Learmonth said that council places a significant focus on assisting families to access timely immunisation for their children.

"Achieving a 100 per cent rate in two out of the three immunisation age groups is a great result," she said.

"These results reflect the genuine and sustained effort across council's community health, maternal and child health and children service teams.

"The results also reflect the strong relationship we maintain with local families with children and our partnership with other local health providers."

Parents and guardians can keep up to date with when their child's immunisations are due by checking their child's green health book and downloading the Victorian Government's VaxOnTime app or by checking their MyGov account.

For more information contact council's community health team on 5450 9333 or visit www.gsc.vic.gov.au

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