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  » Immunization Schedules  »  Common misconceptions for missing immunisation

Common misconceptions for missing immunisation

Your child should still be immunised, even if he or she:

  • has a family history of any reactions following immunisation;
  • has a family history of convulsions;
  • has had whooping cough, measles, rubella or mumps infection;
  • is premature (immunisation should not be postponed);
  • has a stable neurological condition such as cerebral palsy or Down's syndrome;
  • has been in contact with an infectious disease;
  • has asthma, eczema, hay fever or 'snuffles';
  • is on treatment with antibiotics;
  • is on treatment with locally-acting (inhaled or low-dose topical) steroids;
  • has a pregnant mother;
  • is being breast-fed;
  • was jaundiced after birth;
  • is over the age recommended in the standard vaccination schedule;
  • has had recent or imminent surgery;
  • is of low weight but otherwise healthy;
  • has been treated with replacement corticosteroids.

If you want more information on this, please consult your local doctor or health clinic staff.