General information about immunisation; the diseases we recommend vaccinating children against in New Zealand; the New Zealand childhood immunisation schedule and suggestions to decrease anxiety when your baby is having their immunisations.
The flu can be a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection. It is not the same as having a bad cold. Yearly flu immunisation offers the best protection. It is especially important for children with certain long-term health conditions, who may develop complications from the flu.
There is currently a whooping cough epidemic in New Zealand. There are epidemics every three to four years. Babies under one year old can become very ill and may end up in hospital. The best way to protect your baby against whooping cough is to immunise them on time.