We're heading into flu season. All children from 6 months of age can benefit from yearly flu immunisation. It is especially important for children with certain long-term health conditions. It's also important for women in pregnancy.
New Zealand is in the early stages of a national outbreak of whooping cough. Whooping cough can cause serious illness and sometimes death in babies. Immunisation is the best protection against whooping cough.
Head lice are small insects that live on the human scalp. They are common and cause concern and frustration for parents, children and young people. Wet combing with conditioner and a fine tooth nit comb (without using chemicals) is an effective way to find and remove head lice, if done properly.