The best way to protect your baby against diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and meningitis is through immunisations. Vaccines work by triggering the immune system to fight against certain diseases. If a vaccinated person comes in contact with these diseases, their immune system will be able to respond more effectively and prevent the disease from developing or reducing its severity. Routine childhood immunisations do not start until a baby is two months old.
Please click here for the routine childhood immunisation schedule.