I was very disturbed to read reports in the last week or so about numbers of children in the Eastern Suburbs who had not been immunised.
For many years Council has organised free immunisation clinics every month – on the first Thursday. These clinics enable all children to be immunised against life threatening diseases.
A lack of immunisation increases the risk of suffering from diseases that are preventable – whooping cough, polio and many more. Immunisation not only protects your won children but those they mix with at school, pre-school, play groups and in playgrounds.
The monthly Council immunisation clinics are held, as I’ve said, on the first Thursday of each month in three locations – Mascot early Childhood Centre, 51 Coward Street, Mascot between 9.00am and 10.00am; the Central Library, Ground Floor Eastgardens Shopping Centre between 2.00pm and 3.00pm and again between 6.00pm and 7.00pm. The next date the clinics will be held on is December 2. I’ll give the dates for next year in a later column. If you need any more details or information, contact Council’s health services staff on 9366 3666.