Council has always been a strong advocate of immunising children against preventable diseases and, for many years, has run free monthly immunisation clinics. We work in conjunction with the South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit from NSW Health and the clinics give pre school immunisation. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that the immunisation clinics would be extended to include vaccinations for swine flu, a disease to which children are susceptible. Because of this we’ve extended the clinics to be held next month from the usual one hour. This is just for the session at the Central Library at Eastgardens, which will be held over two hours to ensure as many children as possible are immunised. So for the clinic to be held on Thursday April 1 there will be two, two hour, sessions – between 1.00pm and 3.00pm and again between 5.00pm and 7.00pm. The clinic held the same day at Mascot Early Childhood Centre will run as normal – between 9.00am and 10.00am. If you want any more information about the clinics, and about immunisation, contact Council’s Immunisation Co-ordinator on 9366 3666.