Posted February 01, 2018 09:48:47 What you need your kids to see to get the best chance of them getting their vaccines, says the National Vaccine Information Centre (NVIC) in a new study.
The study, which has been conducted by the Australian Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, looks at the effects of vaccine coverage across the different age groups.
For children aged 1 to 6 months, the study found the best time to start vaccinating was during the summer months, when vaccination coverage is highest.
However, it is important to note that the study does not look at the effect of the seasonal flu vaccines, which are administered during the winter months.
The researchers also note that there is no clear evidence that vaccination in the summer is better than vaccination in other times of the year.
“It is important that you look at vaccination in context of the age group, the number of children you are vaccinating, the type of vaccination, and the timing of vaccination,” said Dr. David Wetherspoon, lead author and director of the NVIC.
“If you’re trying to get vaccinated, it’s really important to know how much vaccine you have to get.”
What you can expect to see: In the study, more than 3,000 Australian children aged 0 to 6 years were surveyed from February 2018 to May 2019.
The survey also included questions about their vaccination experience and their parents’ knowledge of the flu vaccine.
Of the more than 10,000 children surveyed, about 1,000 had received the flu shot, and more than 6,000 were still being vaccinated.
Of these, more 1,200 had received both flu shots and a booster shot.
A total of 1,099 children had not received the shot.
In contrast, only about 500 children had received a booster dose of the vaccine.
There was a small but significant increase in the number who had received no shot, with nearly one in four children who had not been vaccinated receiving no shot at all.
In other words, the numbers of children who received both shots increased from 4,000 in February to 8,500 in May.
“A small number of those children are going to have to wait until the end of this year,” Dr. WetherSpoon said.
“We need to be doing a better job of communicating with parents to understand the importance of getting vaccinated.”
The study also looked at vaccination trends for children aged 6 to 10 years.
“Vaccine coverage in the age groups between 6 and 10 months was stable across all age groups and in the last year, this trend has reversed,” Dr WetherSPoon said, noting that in the year between the two flu shots, vaccine coverage increased among children aged 9 to 11 months, which is when vaccination rates peak.
“What we are seeing is that the number that get vaccinated is increasing,” he said.
While the study focused on flu vaccines in children aged 3 to 6, it also looked to see if the same patterns were happening in children under 3 years old.
Dr WitherSpoon explained that children under the age of 3 are not as susceptible to the flu.
“The flu is more common in children who are under 3,” he explained.
“So there’s a much smaller chance that they get the flu at all.”
Dr Withering also noted that there are a few things that parents can do to improve their children’s vaccination coverage.
“Parents can ensure that their children are vaccinated if they have missed a vaccination,” he noted.
“Also, if they are on the vaccination roll and have missed an MMR vaccination, parents can get on the roll, so that they don’t have to come to the hospital or go to the GP if they don’ t get their vaccination,” Dr Wu added.
“They can also make sure that they are getting the vaccine, and that they’re being vaccinated on the same day.”
Dr Wu pointed out that some parents may choose to postpone the flu shots they have been waiting for, while others may opt to vaccinate their children in the hope that their family will get vaccinated later in the week, and not the next day.
“As parents, we have a responsibility to look at these things and make sure our children are getting vaccinated on time and on schedule,” he added.
Vaccination coverage in Australia A total 5.5 million Australians aged 3 and above have received a flu shot.
According to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), there are nearly 11 million adults aged 18 years and over in Australia.
The average age of an Australian is 57 years old, which means that about one in seven Australians is aged between 18 and 64.
The majority of Australians are vaccinated, but about 15 per cent of adults have received the vaccine in the past 12 months.
“Most people that have received flu shots have had them for about three years and they have continued to receive the shots for the rest of