Why immunise?

Why immunise?

A series of 10 short videos answering your questions about immunisation. Hastings mum and doctor, Dr Kiriana Bird, answers some common questions parents and whānau have about immunisation. If you're concerned about immunisation, knowing the facts can help you feel more confident about immunising your child. 

Why immunise?

Hear Dr Kiriana Bird, a mum and doctor from the Hawkes Bay. She talks about immunisation and says it's one of the best ways to protect your child against the risk of serious diseases. If you're concerned about immunisation, knowing the facts can help you feel more confident about immunising your child.

Ministry of Health video

Immunisation - common questions answered

How safe are vaccines?

Are there any side effects from vaccines?

Is there a natural alternative to immunisation?

A lot of these diseases aren’t around anymore - do we still need to worry?

I’ve heard some people still get sick

What ingredients are in a vaccine?

An informed choice

Worldwide protection

This page last reviewed 22 May 2019.
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